iPhone 7 expected to deliver faster charging capabilities

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iPhone 7 logic board
iPhone's rivals already offer faster charging.
Photo: The Malignant

A new iPhone 7 component leak suggests Apple’s next-generation smartphones will finally deliver faster charging technology. According to one leaker, the devices will feature “at least” five volt two amp charging.

Rival devices offered by Samsung, HTC, Motorola, OnePlus, and many others already offer faster charging technologies, and fans rely on it in a pinch.

Samsung’s Adaptive Charging feature gives the Galaxy S7 up to 50 percent battery life with a 30-minute charge, while OnePlus’ new Dash Charge technology promises up to 63 percent over the same time period.

In comparison, it takes almost three hours to charge an iPhone 6s Plus to 100 percent, and almost two hours to charge an iPhone 6s, according to tests carried out by AnandTechThat could change for the iPhone 7.

The logic board comparison above was posted to Twitter by tipster @the_malignant this week. It’s hard to make out the differences, but it is claimed the iPhone 7 will support faster charging technology at at least five volt two amp.

Existing iPhones ship with a one a 1A/5W charger, though they can be charged faster with a 2.1A/12W iPad adapter. It’s not clear how much faster the iPhone 7’s charger will be, but it will presumably be a big improvement.

That’s if The Malignant’s claims are accurate. This is the first time we’ve heard the iPhone 7 series could ship with this feature, but now that it’s commonplace on rival devices, it makes sense that Apple would want to offer it.