Apple has recently unveiled the three new iPhones, the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and the special edition iPhone X. All the new iPhones have glass back panel which made the wireless charging possible for the first time on any iPhone. But there is more, all the new iPhones also support fast charging feature. Apple claims their new phones can charge from 0 to 50% under just 30 minutes but it will require a USB Type-C setup.
For some reasons, Apple decided to keep this important feature hidden (get on with all things USB-C already Apple). The new iPhones does support fast charging but you won’t find any capable hardware inside the box. The new phones ship with ordinary lightning to USB A cable and a regular wall adapter. Apple being Apple, you will require purchasing the supported equipment additionally. Which will cost you around $70 extra?
Let’s break it down, to make the fast charging possible on your new iPhone you will need to buy a Lightning to USB Type-C cable ($25), and a fast charging supported USB-C power adapter ($40-$50). Fast charging is a great new feature to add to your new smartphone. And if you are already willing to spend $700-$1000 on a phone then spending a little more to take a complete advantage totally make sense.
We still think Apple should have provided the necessary hardware inside the box, but we are stuck with the dumb charger. Stay tuned for the updates.
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