For years now, the tiny 5-watt charger that has shipped with the iPhone has gone more or less unchanged. But according to a new report out of China, this fall, Apple will ship a new, squatter charger with the release of the iPhone 6.
Like an iPhone charger on junk food, leaked pics show that the new charger will no longer be a perfectly round square, but instead longer than it is tall, with indentations on each side to make it easier to push or pull out of a wall.
There’s no proof that these shots are legitimate, but if they are, it raises questions as to why Apple is changing the design after all this time. My guess is that having a more rectangular shape would allow an iPhone charger to more easily fit into crowded electrical sockets or powerstrips, but that’s only supposition. Anyone out there got any better theories?
Thanks: Kshitiz J.