iPhone x requires an extra cable just to charge faster??

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  1. Spooner83 macrumors 6502

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    Is is true that a cable not included with the iPhone x is needed to charge the iPhone x faster?? He references it at 4:10 into the clip..

     
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    Not a cable. You’ll need a different charger. It’s been possible for years to use an iPad charger to charge an iPhone much faster than the included charger cube.

    Edit: you need a new cable also. Get an Anker cable from Amazon lol.
     
  3. BeatCrazy macrumors 68000

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    Yes different cable, too. To get either 18w or 29w power delivery to a new iPhone(or the 10.5 and 12.9 iPads) you need a Lightning to USB-C cable, in addition to an appropriate charger.
     
  4. Spooner83 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    is it made strictly for the iPhone x or is a charger already available at Apple??
     
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    Ughh lol! Forgot about that!
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    I’m used to using an iPad charger for my 7, but as posted above, an new USB C cable and charger are needed.
     
  6. Phasism Suspended

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    But the cable etc that comes with the phone is adequate?
     
  7. BeatCrazy macrumors 68000

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    Charging an iPhone with an iPad 10w/12w charger is not real fast charging. To get 18w charging, you'll need the Lightning to USB-C cable and the 61w/87w brick. To get full on 29w charging (assuming Apple allows for this on the iPhone like they do on the 10.5/12.9 Pros), then you'll need the 29w MacBook charger.
     
  8. Spooner83 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    so whats the correct brick to buy and is it already available?? This iPhone x is becoming such a confusing and expensive investment
     
  9. Renho macrumors 68000

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    No, you need a USB c to lightning cable and the 29w brick wall adapter... Both of them will cost you $75 from Apple..But i already bought some on Amazon for $35.
     
  10. BeatCrazy macrumors 68000

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    99% chance you'll need the 29w brick. Assuming the iPhone behaves the same as fast charging on the iPad Pros.
     
  11. RWil85 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm in the same boat - I believe the 8/8+/X all require one of the 3 higher W bricks and a USB-C to lightning cable from apple - minimum of $74 investment. Cheapest one - 29W I believe is $49 and the cable mentioned above is $25ish dollars.

    Can't find much literature on exactly what you need either - this info would only piss people off anyway. The phones should have shipped with this for the price paid.

    To make things worse - there are reputable companies like Anker who have their own similar offerings; but, I'm not sure if I'd trust a new iPhone battery to charging equipment that I wasn't exactly sure had the proper rating, etc. The same goes for wireless chargers..
     
  12. marchrose2011 macrumors 6502

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    this may be a dumb question but I'm gonna ask anyways lol.....can you use a dongle from usb-c to usb to plug into the 29w charger then plug the regular lightning cable into that?
     
  13. Renho macrumors 68000

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    $35 on Amazon for 29w and usbc to light cable.... If your phone is on rental for a year, cheap cords it is! lol
     
  14. Whtchdr macrumors regular

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    I assume for most people, $75 is too much to spend for faster charging, luckily for me I already have the right power adapter with my MacBook Pro. I couldn't really justify buying it otherwise.
     
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    I’m going to buy an Apple charger and Anker cable. Gotta be careful to avoid knockoff chargers.
     
  16. RWil85 macrumors 6502a

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    you know - you're right. was thinking that about my 7 - kept the damn thing in impeccable condition. need to loosen up as these are essentially rentals and AppleCare is built in haha

    I don't really go bootleg on much of anything - especially, with regards to tech - not sure if electrical/charging is where I'd like to start though ha
     
  17. gadget123 macrumors 68020

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    So will the iPad charger mean the 8 and X will change even faster?
     
  18. Renho macrumors 68000

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    No that's true, but if you read the reviews and just do the big companies we will be fine. plus the battery is covered for a year. They will always replace. im tired of apple setting there prices so high just cause its called Apple. Time for us to fight back, in the little ways we can while still paying $1k for there phones...lol
     
  19. RWil85 macrumors 6502a

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    iPad bricks are either 10/12w. my assumption is they'd have to still charge faster than the 5w that the phones ship with.

    Just not as fast as 'fast-charging' that the phones are capable of with the tech listed above.
     
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    From what I've read on Amazon, not all of these third-party USB-C to lightning cables will fast-charge an Apple device. I'm not sure what the issue is, but I think I'm going to wait until we get a bit more specific information after the 8 and 8 Plus are actually out.
     
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    Ive started looking that up too. Holding ff before I get anything yet
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    I thought it just needed the 29w usb C charger? this one is 39w
     
  23. Gathomblipoob macrumors 601

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    Also, the charger has to support the Power Delivery standard for fast charging.
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    It's not the wattage; it's the fast charging standard I was referring to. It's not the Qualcomm standard.
     

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