iPhone 5 charges faster?

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  1. 1080p macrumors 68020

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    Dunno if it's just my imagination... but the iPhone 5 seems to charge a lot faster than previous models. What do you think?
     
  2. Ayemerica macrumors demi-god

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    It kind of seems faster to me too. It might just be a placebo but it seems faster.
     
  3. ViperDesign macrumors 6502a

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    I feel like apps and videos sync to the iPhone faster as well.
     
  4. Funkymonk macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah I think it charges faster too. Everything is pretty much faster so I guess I shouldn't be surprised.
     
  5. CH34P3T macrumors regular

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    Maybe. It feels like it does charge faster. My phone charged from 40% to about 80% in what seemed like 20 mins. But then again, I am using the iPad charger. Lol
     
  6. al0513 macrumors 6502

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    It does! Lighting FTW. Phone was at 7% last night. Charged it for 20 minutes at it was at 76%.
     
  7. Gjwilly macrumors 68030

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    I haven't seen any claims from Apple but the knockoff Lightning cable sellers on Amazon are claiming twice the data transfer rate.
     
  8. jer9542 macrumors member

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    Let me just say this, I let my phone die from previous 100% earlier today. I charged from completely dead to 100% and some in about 1:45ish minutes. It took my previous 4S about 3 hours (I timed them both out of curiousity). I'm fairly certain that it does charge quicker. I'm also getting really amazing battery life.
     
  9. orange42 macrumors 6502a

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    From my computer mine charges MUCH slower than the 4S did. I haven't been able to check it from an outlet yet.
     
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  11. BBD90 macrumors member

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    OMG, I thought it was only me who though it was charging faster so I didn't say anything but yea it seems like it charges WAY faster than any other smartphone I had (iPhone 3G, 4, 4S, Motorola Atrix, HTC One X).
     
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    There's no doubt in my mind that it reaches 100% charger faster than my iPhone 4. However, is 100% actually completely full, or is it more like 95% and it just says 100%, only tricking up to 100% at a slower pace? I think I read that in a few difference places... but I don't remember the purpose.
     
  14. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    Anything with a Li-Ion battery does this.
     
  15. TheAppleGeek macrumors 6502a

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  16. matttye macrumors 601

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    Took 30-40 mins to go from 30% to 100% - not sure if faster. I noticed it stays on 100% for ages too!
     
  17. GrandPhrase macrumors 6502

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    Did anyone read the link i posted? (5th paragraph from bottom claiming Lightning charges faster) Anyway we can find out if this is officially true?
     
  18. AppleFan91 macrumors 65816

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    Th only thing that I have noticed so far is that the battery life is great AND it stays at 1% forever before dying. On a side note, I have a USB car charger port in my car. It charges my iPhone 4S just fine but not my 5. Is it because the lightning port actually needs more energy to charge??
     
  19. BrandonHacks macrumors regular

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    Yup I've discovered it's speediness tonight too! Only given it two charges so far.
     
  20. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    Edit: NVM...first part was wrong.

    I bought some 2A chargers from Monoprice a few months back and they work fine on my 5 and my iPad.
     
  21. AppleFan91 macrumors 65816

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    Hmm weird. Mine doesn't work on my iPad either, just the iPhone 4/4S but nothing for the iPads or iPhone 5.
     
  22. kirky29 macrumors 65816

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    Yeah mine feels like it charges faster too! :)

    Love this new cable!
     
  23. Jimrod macrumors 65816

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    Similar times here, definitely faster to charge than my 4.
     
  24. TheBuffather macrumors 6502

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    Do you know the purpose of it doing that?
     

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