Faster Charging w/ New iPhones?

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  1. that be me macrumors 6502

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    Greetings friends and colleagues.

    While the announcement is just a few days away, do you think the new iPhones will have some sort of fast charging similar to what's found on most Android flagships? One thing I'm somewhat envious is how fast my S6 charges. I can go from 10% to about 75% in well under an hour. It would be great to see an iPhone with this in addition to any other battery saving optimizations that doesn't rely on using an iPad charger.
     
  2. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    It remains to be seen. We will know soon. I am thinking it will not.
     
  3. timeconsumer macrumors 65816

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    I charge my iPhone 6 with the iPad charger and it seems plenty fast to me although I've never timed it. Would I like it to be faster? Sure, why not!
     
  4. Superhai macrumors 6502

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    Using the iPad charger might not be a god idea, although I hope that Apple have taken this into account in designing their protective circuits.
     
  5. ABC5S macrumors 68040

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    Only Apple knows. Asking these "Do you Think" questions is useless.
     
  6. Hustler1337 macrumors 68000

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    I'd like to see this, but something tells me that it's not going to happen.

    Why would it be a bad idea? The 6 Plus supports a faster charge rate using the iPad charger.
     
  7. timeconsumer macrumors 65816

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    According to the compatibility list on apples website the iPad charger works with all versions of the iPhone.
     
  8. HEK macrumors 68030

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    Have you ever tried using the iPad charger on the phone. It really speeds up the charge. I have a sneaking suspicion that Apple will include a 2a charger with the 6s and 6s+ phones.
     
  9. Klaatu63 macrumors regular

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    I have wired my office and bedroom with USB wall outlets from Lutron. They have both a standard voltage as well as the iPad higher voltage. I noticed that my iPhone 5s charges much faster as as far as I know the higher voltage will not damage the phone - the protective logic is built into the phone.
     
  10. Andres Cantu macrumors 68030

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    I have a feeling that feature will be reserved for the iPhone 7.
     
  11. nfl46 macrumors 603

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    Funny, I was thinking the same exact thing.
     
  12. HEK macrumors 68030

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    Voltage is same, it's the amperage that's higher. Phone regulates the amps draw based on level of charge. When phone is empty it hungerly takes more amps, as it fills battery level amp draw goes down until at 100% it shuts on and off trickle charging.
     
  13. zhenya macrumors 603

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    The 6 and 6+ already charge relatively fast - and potentially much faster with an iPad or other similar 2-2.4a charger. The 'fast charge' systems that other companies use are largely designed to overcome the limitations of their micro-usb charging ports which are current limited in standard design. The lightning port has no such limit, so Apple is free to continue turning it up on future phones.
     
  14. that be me thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Which is why I'm asking for opinions, not facts.
     
  15. iPhil macrumors 68040

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    I charge my iPhone 6 through the 12w iPad charger wall cube .. In fact I charge all my usb charging devices thru that 12w iPad charger cube ..

    iPad / 4s x2 / iPhone 6 / Bluetooth car speaker / Kindle x3 etc ..
     
  16. zhenya macrumors 603

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  17. Andres Cantu macrumors 68030

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    Great minds think alike :)

    In my opinion, it's too important of a feature to be in an "S" model.
     
  18. tjleonard macrumors 6502

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    2a is the secret...even for car chargers. I find the phone to charge from 10-70% in like 30 mins max. 80-100% takes the longest, but not even that long.
     
  19. HEK macrumors 68030

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    Ok here is an opinion. All this technology is reverse engineered from alien spacecraft parts recovered near Roswell in 1947. Absolutely no facts! But unlike this opinion, we will have all revealed this coming Wednesday!
     
  20. iPhil macrumors 68040

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    Did Siri give you the outline of your post ? :rolleyes:
     
  21. HEK macrumors 68030

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    LOL yes reading my post it does sound like I got lessons from Siri !:)
     

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