iPhone X and iPhone 8 Charge to 50% in 30 Minutes With Fast-Charge Feature

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Though not mentioned on stage at today's event, both the iPhone X and the iPhone 8 are "fast-charge capable," which means the two devices can be charged to 50 percent battery life in 30 minutes.

    Unfortunately, that fast-charging feature is not available using accessories that are sold alongside the two devices. To charge at that level, the iPhone X and the iPhone 8 need to be plugged into Apple's 29W, 61W, or 87W USB-C Power Adapters, which are sold alongside its USB-C MacBook and MacBook Pro models.


    The least expensive USB-C Power Adapter is the 29W version for the MacBook, priced at $49. The 61W USB-C Power Adapter for the 13-inch MacBook Pro is $69, and the 87W USB-C Power Adapter for the 15-inch MacBook Pro is $79.

    To go along with the USB-C Power Adapter, a USB-C to Lightning Cable is also required. Apple charges $25 for a 1 meter cable and $35 for a 2 meter cable.

    That means the cheapest solution for fast charging is going to cost iPhone owners an additional $74.

    Both devices also support wireless charging using Qi-compatible wireless charging accessories. Product listings for the Belkin and Mophie wireless charging accessories say that high-speed wireless charging (7.5 watts) will be enabled via an update coming later this year, but it won't match the fast-charging speeds available through the USB-C power adapter.

    As for battery life, the iPhone X offers two hours of battery life over the iPhone 7, while the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus continue to offer the same battery life.

    Article Link: iPhone X and iPhone 8 Charge to 50% in 30 Minutes With Fast-Charge Feature
  2. JGIGS macrumors 65816


    Jan 1, 2008
    I'm sorry having to by another power adapter. WOW. I mean really Apple?
  3. DrJohnnyN Suspended


    Jan 27, 2010
  4. needfx macrumors 68040


    Aug 10, 2010
    macrumors apparently
    this company is getting more ridiculous by the minute
  5. Kevlar macrumors 6502

    Apr 5, 2004
    Great White North
    Pay a premium for a device. And they don't include the hardware to be able to utilize one of the largest features. Sad day.
  6. Appleaker macrumors 68020

    Jun 13, 2016
    I’m surprised they didn’t talk about it but perhaps focusing on wireless. It was clear on the spec sheet though, while the power adapter suitability wasn’t clear unless you go looking for it. Its strangely a feature they’re pushing to the side.
  7. modemthug macrumors regular

    Apr 20, 2010
    The Android fanboys are going to have a field day with this

    And for once, they’re right

    This is obscene
  8. himanshumodi macrumors 6502


    May 18, 2012
    What? Fast chargers are not included in the box? Now that is greedy, if true?

    Did anyone try charging with the regular chargers? How much time that takes to 50%?
  9. profets macrumors 601

    Mar 18, 2009
    Cool that it has this, but I bet that 99.9% of users will never make use of it. How often do you suddenly need a high wattage block charger to get 50% in half an hour? I’m sure there’s a niche of users that would, but really not a big deal for the majority. As for bundling in the box, not sure if it’s a good idea that everyone is charging at such a high wattage when doing their daily charge.

    Still cool anyway.
  10. JGIGS macrumors 65816


    Jan 1, 2008
    They didn't talk about it because they would have got booed off the stage mentioning the charger that you need to use the feature doesn't come in the box. Trust me that's exactly why it wasn't mentioned.
    --- Post Merged, Sep 12, 2017 ---

    Really? Heavy users could benefit from quick charging pretty frequently. I know I do.
  11. pukrnukr macrumors member

    Dec 16, 2010
    I'm glad they have the quick charge on the phone and not include the charger than no quick charge at all. I'm pretty sure you can use any other brand quick charger now. So if you already own one from another product or a newer anker charger then you can probably just use the normal USB cable. Anker has quick chargers on their normal usb A chargers so hopefully a usb C cable isn't needed.
  12. BigJohno macrumors 65816

    Jan 1, 2007
    San Francisco
    Oh good another thing I need to along with my 1200 dollar phone.
  13. DeepIn2U macrumors 603


    May 30, 2002
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Not only that no mention of Lightning Cable supporting USB3.1 data speeds :(

    Steve Jobs Theatre opening greeting track remastered "Greed, Greed, Greed! Money is all you need!"

    At least Apple is ambitious, BlackBerry barely did squat when they had the money rolling in.
  14. kingofwale macrumors 6502a


    Apr 24, 2010
    what do you mean? I don't think you need anything to send your face as a panda with the IPX
  15. rGiskard macrumors 68000


    Aug 9, 2012
    It's a nice feature for MacBook owners who already have the appropriate charger. But $50 minimum for an AC adapter that costs maybe $5 to manufacture is outright theft.
  16. profets macrumors 601

    Mar 18, 2009
    I have a 12W charger (like iPads use) and it’s couple hours for full charge of a 7 Plus I think.
    Really? Yes, really. It’s cool that it’s there. But it’ll be needed by a small niche of users.
  17. pdoobs macrumors newbie

    Nov 13, 2015
    So the low-end laptops are the only ones with tradition USB ports and the iPhone that costs $1k+ still doesn't ship with a USB Type-C cable? At least they are still biting the bullet on those margins and including the lighting-to-3.5mm jack adapter...
  18. Tork macrumors regular


    Oct 14, 2006
    This isn't one of the biggest features. It was barely mentioned. And if you want it, it's a nice option to have. Very few need it, and if you can afford a phone this expensive and want this feature, $70ish is trivial. If $70ish is not trivial, don't buy a $1000 phone. Easy.
  19. budselectjr macrumors 6502a

    Oct 6, 2009
    Nice. Already purchased the 29w and cable when I got my 10.5 iPad Pro. Worth every penny.
  20. needfx macrumors 68040


    Aug 10, 2010
    macrumors apparently
    I definitely agree with you, but it is not trivial if you accumulate all the side costs

    apple care
    phone case
    charge mats
    and so on and so forth
  21. x-evil-x macrumors 601


    Jul 13, 2008
    I have two brand new 87w usb c power adapters if anybody wants em :D
  22. poppy10 macrumors regular

    Sep 25, 2012
    All the time

    I've been out working all day,.come home and have half an hour to get changed and go out for a dinner party. It's great to be able to top up my phone back to more than half full to last me the rest of the night

    Or, I've been on a plane and used up all my battery. When I land and get to my hotel I can quickly charge up and then head on out
  23. michael31986 macrumors 68040

    Jul 11, 2008
    How is the x compared to 7 plus. That's what I want to know. Battery life wise.
  24. AppleFan91 macrumors 68000


    Sep 11, 2012
    Indy, US
    Wow. So the phone is $999 and can’t include a fast charger? The damn Note is $930 and includes a fast charger, a fast wireless charger and 128GB SD card. Ridiculous.
  25. Cloudkicker macrumors 6502


    Nov 29, 2016
    London, Canada/Los Angeles, CA
    My Moto X Play (bought late-) 2015 had a turbo charge. I replaced it a few weeks ago w/ Samsung A5 ("2017") & it, too has it.

    This is why us Android users spaz when people say Samsung/others copy Apple. I see an article here today on a flexible phone by Samsung. If it pans out, it'll be called a gimmick until about 2021 when Apple gets around to doing it, too (OLED is Apple's late attempt today). Sigh.

    Apple, I want to love you but your decisions & elitist customers' distortion makes it difficult. Another sign.

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