2019 iPhone lineup may finally come with 18W charger


18W charger
Apple currently charges $29 to buy the 18W charger separately.
Photo: Apple

Freshly leaked details about the 2019 iPhone lineup claim customers can expect faster-charging capabilities right out of the box.

While Apple added faster-charging powers to the iPhone since the iPhone 8, it’s been giving customers the same 5W charger that has been used for years. That is finally set to change this year though as Apple is reportedly planning to include an 18W charger in the box with new 2019 iPhones.

Along with the 18W charger, Japanese blog Mac Otakara claims Apple will also include a USB-C to Lightning cable. There were rumors at the beginning of the year that Apple planned to swap the Lightning port on iPhones for USB-C. It appears that Apple will stick with Lightning for at least one more year though.

Adding an 18W charger to the 2019 iPhone’s packaging would allow users to recharge an iPhone battery from 0% to 50% in about 30 minutes. Last year rumors claimed the 18W charger would be included with the iPhone XS, but it was only added to the 2018 iPad Pro.

Giving customers a Lightning to USB-C cable would finally allow people to charge the device through the USB-C ports on the new MacBook Pro, MacBook Air and MacBook. Those machines only have USB-C ports. Currently, you have to buy an 18W charger and Lighting to USB-C cable separately from Apple. The combo costs about $50.

Other 2019 iPhone features will supposedly include two-way wireless charging, similar to what Samsung added on the Galaxy S10. The 2019 iPhone lineup will likely come in three different models just like last year. An A13 processor, triple-lens camera and an all-glass back panel are also expected to be among its list of upgrades.


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