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Apr 12, 2001

Earlier this year, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities said the widely rumored 5.8-inch iPhone with an OLED display will feature a Lightning connector with USB-C Power Delivery that enables fast charging capabilities.

"iPhone 8" mockup by Benjamin Geskin for iDrop News

Lending credence to that rumor, Barclays analyst Blayne Curtis today in a research note said the so-called "iPhone 8" will come bundled with a 10W power adapter with a USB-C connector and an integrated USB-C Power Delivery chip.

Curtis said the USB-C Power Delivery chips built into both the iPhone and 10W power adapter will be supplied by Cypress Semiconductor. The research note suggests it'll be the same CYPD2104 chip used in the new 10.5-inch iPad Pro.

An excerpt from the Barclays research note distributed to clients, obtained by MacRumors and edited slightly for clarity:
We believe that in the iPhone 8, Apple likely includes Cypress Semiconductor's USB-C Power Delivery chip in the phone and an additional chip within the power brick in box (likely a new 10W, which would use a more integrated solution with Cypress Power Delivery).
Like the new 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro, the so-called "iPhone 8" would be capable of fast charging with a Lightning to USB-C cable connected to the new 10W power adapter or Apple's 29W USB-C power adapter for MacBook.

Apple will presumably include a Lightning to USB-C cable in the box if it's going in this direction, possibly instead of the traditional Lightning to USB cable. Apple could also opt to include a female USB-C to male USB-A adapter in the box.

Apple's current 5W Power Adapter for iPhone and 12W Power Adapter for iPad both have slower USB-A ports.

Given the "iPhone 8" is expected to have around a 2,700 mAh L-shaped two-cell battery pack, faster charging would be a welcomed addition. The device is also widely rumored to feature wireless charging on top.

Article Link: iPhone 8 Expected to Include Faster 10W USB-C Wall Charger


macrumors P6
Oct 23, 2010
It looks like a proprietary power delivery solution, meaning that like the iPad Pro you would not get faster charging with just any USB-C charger. USD-PD standards are 9W and 15W for mobile devices.
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macrumors 6502a
Apr 15, 2010
Why apple! Why!

Why wont you just bite the bullet and go full USB-C to USB-C on the phone? I'd gladly plop down money on a good set of USB-C headphones but nooooo. You're going to force lightning headphones on us and then make us purchase another set for the macbook pro. :mad:

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macrumors G5
Jul 16, 2002
Queue the complaints from MR readers that they'll have to switch from all their current iPhone chargers. Faster charing is horrible!!!!!

Faster charging, of course no one can argue. But this is a PITA for frequent travelers who now have to bring along another brick. Hopefully 3rd parties are on the move with a 2 port USB-C + 2 port USB-A travel charger.

Also what the heck happened to the supposed inductive charging that the iPhone 8 was suppose to have.


macrumors 604
Jan 7, 2014
In between a rock and a hard place
What happened to "wireless charging"?
Different subject altogether. Even when wireless charging is introduced, the phone will still have the capability of being charged via cable. Just like every other wirelessly charged phone. Faster cable charging is a sweet plus regardless of any wireless capability.


macrumors 6502
Oct 25, 2011
Finally, an iPhone rumor that is practical and has a real possibility of coming to fruition... that completely fabricated rendering of the new iPhone aside. Though I guess a photo of just a power brick with a USB-C port isn't quite as exciting.


macrumors 6502
Sep 16, 2012
They changed the original connector after 5 years. The current connector has been around for 5 years. Its about time to upgrade everything to USB-C. It will also encourage companies to start making USB-C a standard for every device so Macbook Pros can be used with more devices without dongles sooner rather than later.
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