In the network of "leaked" images of fast-charging Apple

Doris Richards
May 17, 2018

A recent report points to the possibility of Apple's 2018 iPhones having bundled fast USB-C chargers. Now appeared the first image of the original fast charging for iPhone, which will be equipped with subsequent modifications.

That charger has supposedly leaked well ahead of its time, and although the source of the leak is relatively obscure, using a proprietary USB-C to Lightning cable instead of just going all-in on USB-C is such an Apple move that it could totally be real. It is interesting that modification of the iPhone 8 and iPhone X, despite the built-in support for fast charging, had authentic chargers.

The renders, courtesy ChargerLab, show the alleged 18W charger that Apple may bundle with the 2018 iPhone family. The charger has an European plug and a USB Type-C input.

Like we said Apple has brought fast charging to its latest iPhones but users would require a 29W, 61W, or 87W USB-C Power Adapter which is sold separately (unless you have one of Apple's newer MacBooks). It was previously reported that Apple could open up the standard for fast charging and allow its MFi partners to start manufacturing compatible cables sometime in 2019.

Regardless of what the new charger looks like, what's really important is that USB-C to Lightning charging will bring fast-charging support to iPhones out of the gate.

ChargerLab's report follows a similar assertion from China's Weibo which said the phones would come with USB-C chargers as well as a USB-C-to-lightning cable in the box.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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