As rumours and speculations continue to pile, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) unlikely fails in bringing new surprises related to its upcoming generation of iPhones. Apple is supposedly bringing USB-C to Lightning cable and a Fast-charging brick to the 2018 iPhones. Also, the leaked report depicts a European version, featuring rounded pins, of the new iPhone charger with a USB-C port. Moreover, the shape of the charger is oval rather that square-ish cube like the form factor.
In a significant upgrade, Apple is expected to bundle an 18W USB-C fast charger with every new iPhone. The details have been obtained by ChargerLab that has published renders regarding the new iPhone charger. The scoop suggests that the new iPhones will get high-charge speeds with a different plug which looks significantly smaller in size.
In recent years, Apple has been oft-criticized for bundling iPhones with power-constrained chargers. While the iPhones have evolved in almost every aspect, a higher-speed charging capability is of utmost importance. Currently, Apple includes a small 5W brick, which supports Lightning to USB-A cable, and it usually took hours of refuelling time. This is the first time Apple will include a USB-C to Lightning cable in the box. The new 18W power brick will undoubtedly provide more charging power and the USB-C cable when used on current iPhones, delivers 50% charge in just 30 minutes.
ChargerLab’s claim isn’t relatively obscure but it appears to corroborate with a similar report from China’s Weibo that surfaced earlier this month. The Weibo report produced a concept sketch of the new iPhone chargers which showed a different form factor, consistent with today’s leak. ChargerLab’s scoop could also be trusted, as the site also broke the news of Apple’s MFi program ahead of launch and it came out to be true.
Apple has developed fast-charging adapters and USB-C cable to sell separately at higher prices making many customers cringe. Presently, Apple charges $49 for an overpowered 29W USB-C power brick, and a 1-meter Lightning to USB-C cable is an additional $25 purchase. Also, the cost of USB-C to Lightning cable is $19 for 1-meter length (or $35 for 2m). In the light of recent news, Apple seems to have taken a hint from complaints surrounding additional purchases of accessories and hopefully planning to bundle new fast chargers in the box with new iPhones.
Apple iPhone X 2018 Models: One For Everyone
The tech giant is expected to launch three new iPhone X models in 3 different sizes. Widespread reports have revealed that the 2018 iPhones might get a major price cut close to $100. It looks like Apple is not fully satisfied with the response of its latest iPhone X. With, Samsung taking continues jabs at Apple in its Galaxy ads, Apple can’t just sit idle in hibernation. Apple is the closest rival of the Korean giant, and it is quite evident that the former is prepping up for a showdown that could possibly target Samsung Note 9 or future Galaxy S series.
Apple’s latest tenth-anniversary iPhone X saw the major redesign, as the previous generation of iPhones were almost undeniably iterative in looks and feel. The latest flagship was just the beginning of Apple’s departure from its tradition. It is seemingly apparent that the Cupertino giant has taken a cue from other smartphone OEMs and has just caught up within time to introduce really imperative features that iPhones were lacking. The iPhone X and iPhone 8 currently supported fast charging, but to take advantage of it owners had to purchase an additional type-C or an iPad charger to get fast charging.