Still shipping with that crappy 5W charger!

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  1. zorinlynx macrumors 601

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    I'm a bit surprised to see Apple STILL shipping that underpowered 5W charger with the iPhone 7 and 7+.

    Ever since the 6/6+, iPhones can charge at 12W. They really should be shipping iPad-style 10W or 12W chargers now.

    So just a reminder, if you get an iPhone 7, especially a Plus, you might want to pick up an iPad charger too. Your charging will be FAR quicker!
     
  2. AustinIllini macrumors demi-god

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    The Plus model's battery life will be long enough it won't matter. I sleep an average of 8 hours per night. Even at 5W it will take far less than 8 hours to charge.
     
  3. Armen macrumors 604

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    I do have an iPad charger in my bag but I usually charge my phone overnight so it's not a big deal for me. Good to know the ipad charger is safe for the iPhone though.
     
  4. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    Agreed.

    First thing I did when I got my 6+ was to replace all the chargers (home and work) with the 12w charger. Biggest difference ever!
     
  5. KrisLord macrumors 65816

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    At least it comes with a charger, the new series 1 doesn't even include the 5W one!
     
  6. Elisha macrumors 6502a

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    They ship with a higher power charger for Europe or Asia do they not?
    I wish they could keep the size but make it a 10w.
     
  7. AbSoluTc macrumors 68040

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    I use the 29W charger with the USB C to Lightning cable. It's amazing. My iPad Pro 12.9 charges way faster and so does my phone. I have been using the 10w chargers since iPhone 5.
     
  8. RedOrchestra Suspended

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    REALLY ... for your iPhone ... when you can't use the 29W on a 9.7" iPad Pro?
     
  9. AbSoluTc macrumors 68040

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    I use the 29W charger for all my iDevices. I am not sure the 9.7 iPad Pro benefits from the 29W but I don't see why not.
     
  10. RedOrchestra Suspended

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    Here's what I was looking for - you can use it BUT no advantage outside of the 12.9" iPad

    "the reason it appears more powerful in the 12.9-inch iPad Pro is because only the 12.9-inch Pro has the "fast charging" capability. With other devices, they'll just charge at the the same rate as a standard power adapter."
     
  11. AbSoluTc macrumors 68040

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    Been down this road before.

    Side by side, iPhone 6S Plus w/5w charger vs iPhone 6S Plus w/10/12/29w charger - the later charges much faster. I've tested it.
     
  12. RedOrchestra Suspended

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    What ever - imagination is a wonderful thing.
     
  13. Jnyce, Sep 10, 2016
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    I have so many 10w and 12w chargers that this is not an issue .
     
  14. ibookg409 Suspended

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    Is the 29W an Apple charger or some aftermarket job?
     
  15. AbSoluTc macrumors 68040

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  16. KrisLord macrumors 65816

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    There are probably 4 or 5 power levels for charging iOS products:

    5w 0.5A a basic USB port
    5w 1A an Apple 5w charger or a fast charging port on a PC
    10/12w 2A/2.4A an iPad charger
    29w 2A a MacBook charger

    iPhone 6 and more recent can use the first 3.

    A 12" iPad can use all of them.
     
  17. 1080p macrumors 68020

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    Remember that iPhone can charge fast plugged into a Mac too. OSX can detect the iPhone and allow more power to the USB port for the iPhone.
     
  18. bhayes444 macrumors 6502a

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    The 6s does not charge faster on anything higher than the stock power adapter. 6, 6+, and 6s+ do however. Hopefully both the 7 and 7+ can as well.
     
  19. TechnicallyTee macrumors 65816

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    I don't even use that sorry charger anymore, Idk why Apple can't incorporate fast charging. I just use the 12W charger and call it a day.
     
  20. sahilpatel12 macrumors 6502a

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    i have this since 2 yrs and i use there high speeds for my apple watch and iphone and still got three regulars.
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DVH62J2/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    There new verison which comes with all high speed ports rather than old ones which only had 2. In my opion yall should get something like this rather an ipad charger hence you only get one port.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00P933OJC/ref=pd_cp_0_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=03NC9KQGH3CCVFD4MFYW (should be newest also but without cables)

    https://www.amazon.com/Anker-PowerPort-Charging-Premium-Motorola/dp/B00WI2DN4S/ref=dp_ob_title_wld (newest with micro cables )
     
  21. CSpackler macrumors regular

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    The 6 and 6s charge in just under 2 hours with the 5w/1A wall wart adapter; that's not too bad and comparable to other models like the 5s and SE (even though the 6 and 6s support fast charging at 2.1A; 5, 5s and SE do not). The plus models take ~3 hours... this is where Apple should really include a 2A charger.
     
  22. bhayes444 macrumors 6502a

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    As many people on this forum have stated score, myself included, the 6s does not fast charge like the 6, 6+, or 6s+. No clue why it does this.
     
  23. CSpackler macrumors regular

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    Interesting. I guess you'd have to check the charging profiles in OSX to be sure what max current the battery will draw. My 6s+ definitely seems faster on the 2A iPad charger, however I haven't tested it against the 1A wall wart.
     
  24. KrisLord macrumors 65816

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    My 6S is pulling 500mA and 1600mA so that's 2.1A which is about 10w.

    This is plugged into a 2012 Mac mini
     
  25. Truefan31 macrumors 68040

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    I have both a 6s and 6s plus. They both take faster charging using a 2.4 amp charger. I've seen it using a tweak called battery life. It charges at about 1100-1300 mA so that's faster than the normal 1 amp charger. Then it trickles to around 400-600mA as it gets closer to 100.

    I do wonder if the 7 will take true 2amp charging though. It was rumored.
     

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