Second Rumor Claims 2019 iPhones Will Come With USB-C Chargers

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Apple's 2019 iPhones will come with a USB-C charger as well as a Lightning to USB-C cable in the box, according to a new rumor today.

😆The iPhone 11 will come with a USB-C charger. pic.twitter.com/FqYgAHJnqx - ChargerLAB (@chargerlab) August 20, 2019

Hong Kong website ChargerLAB claimed in a tweet that Apple will do away with its original 5-watt charger and instead include a USB-C charger that will enable twice-as-fast iPhone charging times without ditching the Lightning connector. The leak is said to have been confirmed by a "high level executive," according to the site.

ChargerLAB has a mixed track record when it comes to Apple rumors. The site incorrectly claimed the USB-C charger would be coming to last year's OLED iPhones, although Apple did debut a USB-C charger in its 2018 iPad Pro models, which now feature USB-C ports instead of Lightning.

ChargerLAB also claimed in January that Apple's ill-fated AirPower had entered mass production - the wireless charging mat was in fact canceled by the company in March.

Despite that, its latest charging claim does at least have precedent. Japanese site Mac Otakara said in April that Apple could include an 18W USB-C power adapter with the 2019 iPhones along with a USB-C to Lightning cable.

It's not clear if this is accurate, however, as a different report from Mac Otakara said Apple would continue to include a 5W charger with a USB-A to Lightning cable with the 2019 iPhone lineup.

Either way, we'll know soon enough. Apple is expected to announce its new iPhone lineup at a media event next month - most likely on September 10, if an iOS 13 beta screenshot is anything to go by. Like the 2018 iPhones, the new lineup is expected to consist of 5.8 and 6.5-inch OLED devices alongside a 6.1-inch LCD iPhone that's more affordable.

The new iPhones will look largely similar to last year's models, with the exception of new rear camera setups. We don't know for sure what Apple will call the new iPhones, but iPhone 11 is a possibility for the iPhone XS successors. For more on what's expected in 2019, make sure to check out our comprehensive iPhone roundup.

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roland.g

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I bought a 6 Plus, 6S Plus, 7 Plus and iPhone X, upgrading every year for 4 years. I didn’t see a reason to upgrade in 2018 to the XS and nothing I’ve heard yet makes me think 2019 will be any different. If the biggest new features are all camera related, that won’t be enough. Hopefully my battery will last another year and the woeful GPS issues won’t get any worse.
 

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Here's hoping the 2020 iPhone will actually have USB-C.

USB-C, 5G, and a 128 GB base model will make for a compelling product in 2020. Lightning, LTE, and a 64 GB base model (with no inexpensive upgrade option like the XR) in 2019? Not so much.

BTW, for those saying 5G is still a ways off, the target in my country (Canada) is 2019 to begin the rollout, with lots of coverage of the urban centres in 2020. Perfect timing for a 2020 iPhone for those of us living in big cities.
 

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I wish it was a USB-C charger to USB-C port. Standardise the ports across all devices to increase adoption for accessories. Apple need to go all in to accelerate change and shorten the period MacBook Pro users need dongles because there are not enough thumb drives, etc. being made for the port.
 
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Hopefully the cable will be designed to last as long as the phone.
Nothing wrong with the cables if you treat them correctly.I've never had one break on me in 9 years of using them.I am still using a Lightning cable that came with my iPhone 5 in 2012.Most of the problems with the cables are down to the users misuse,like pulling them by the cord to unplug them from the phone rather than the plug at the end.
 
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Ok... so the next iPhone will come with a USB-C charger and a USB-C to Lightning cable. That'll be cool... especially if it's a fast-charger.

And 2015 and newer Macbook Pro users rejoice! You'll finally be able to connect your iPhone to your laptop with the cable that is included in the box! A native connection!

But the vast majority of people don't have USB-C ports anywhere. The trusty ol' USB-A port is still prevalent. Think cars, hotel rooms, airplanes, restaurants, etc.

Take me, for instance. If I had this USB-C charger and a USB-C to Lightning cable... they would remain connected and used together. Which would be fine. I'd keep it connected at my nightstand.

But I have no other USB-C ports at this moment. So I'll continue to use my existing Lightning to USB-A cables everywhere else.

I'm more excited about finally getting a fast-charger in the box... and less excited about the USB-C port itself.

But that's just me. :p
 

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Nothing wrong with the cables if you treat them correctly.I've never had one break on me in 9 years of using them.I am still using a Lightning cable that came with my iPhone 5 in 2012.Most of the problems with the cables are down to the users misuse.
Lightning cables last a long time for me. For my wife, not so much.

It drives me up to wall. She has a habit of pulling the cable by the cord (not the plug) to unplug it. Finally, once she got an XR, I just got her a wireless charger. Problem solved.

BTW, for me, tempered glass screen protectors last a year or so. For her, tempered glass screen protectors last a few months.
 

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I bought a USB-C charger with a lightning adapter for my XR. I went from 10% to 75% in 30 minutes. I'm impressed.
 

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Probably ill wait for the next year iPhone that i will buy along side with the new W223 S class
 

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I bought a USB-C charger with a lightning adapter for my XR. I went from 10% to 75% in 30 minutes. I'm impressed.
Which charger though? Isn't that the MacBook charger you got? If so, that would be much more capacity than a charger they would ship with an iPhone.

What is the max wattage an XR can draw?