iPhone 6 can charge at 2.1 amps??

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by zorinlynx, Sep 20, 2014.

  1. zorinlynx macrumors 601

    zorinlynx

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    This surprised me when I saw it.

    First pic is my iPhone 6 plugged into my Mac, as viewed under the USB section in System Information. Note the "extra operating current" of 1600mA.

    The second pic is my iPhone 5, viewed in the same way. Notice, only 500mA "extra operating current".

    I haven't noticed a difference in charging speed, but this is peculiar indeed! I'll have to time charging on a 1 amp (iPhone) vs 2 amp (iPad) charger and see if there's a difference. Hmm!
     

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  2. zorinlynx thread starter macrumors 601

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  3. sevimli macrumors 6502a

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    What is so surprising here?
     
  4. zorinlynx thread starter macrumors 601

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    Previous iPhones did not; they would draw a max of 1 amp no matter what charger you used.

    iPhone 6 is the first that draws 2 amps.
     
  5. WhiteHawk macrumors regular

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    Yep, my iPhone 6 definitely charges faster from the 2.1 amp connection on my battery pack that's usually meant for iPads or similar.
     

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