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Photos show an iPhone fast charger with USB-C

These blurry photos purport to show the new Apple charger for iPhones. Its just an engineering sample, but it could bring two major improvements USB-C and fast charging.

The charger outputs either 5V at 3A (15W) or 9V at 2A (18W). Thats a massive jump over the lowly 5W charger that is bundled with the current Apple phones, including the $1000 iPhone X. Even the 12W iPad charger is slower than this one.


Apple fast charger with a USB-C port, an engineering sample
Apple fast charger with a USB-C port, an engineering sample
Apple fast charger with a USB-C port, an engineering sample

Apple fast charger with a USB-C port, an engineering sample

This power comes out of a USB-C port, which also means that buyers will get a USB-C to Lightning cable in the box. This has the added benefit of allowing you to connect your iPhone to your MacBook without buying a $20 cable (Apples latest laptops lack USB-A ports).

Apple being Apple, we cant be sure that this isnt going to be an optional charger that will be sold separately instead of being bundled with future iPhones.

Oh, and if it wasnt clear, this means nothing in terms of USB-C adoption on the iPhones themselves chances are Lightning will be with us for years to come.

Source | Via