This year’s iPhone could come with a USB-C charger


iPad 2018 USB-C charger cable
Apple introduced the USB-C charger with last year's iPad Pro.
Photo: Charlie Sorrel/Cult of Mac

Apple will drop the 5W charger that comes with the iPhone and instead ship the iPhone 11 with a USB-C charger.

That’s according to a tweet from ChargerLAB, which claims to have an inside line on Apple’s plans, via the supply chain.

ChargerLAB isn’t infallible. Last year, it claimed a similar thing about a USB-C charger for the iPhone XR and XS models. This didn’t happen, although Apple later introduced a USB-C charger for the iPad Pro.

Whether this winds up happening this year or not remains to be seen. Given the success of the USB-C port for the iPad Pro, however, it seems like it would be a much less contentious move than it would have been in the past.

The 2019 iPhone refresh

This year’s iPhone refresh will likely consist of three new handsets. This will include two new OLED handsets and an LCD version. Rumors suggest they will come with the same screen sizes as the iPhone XR, XS and XS Max. The main outward difference is that they will boast new camera setups. iPhone watchers also expect that Force Touch will disappear from the XS and XS Max successors.

Apple has yet to confirm when it will be releasing the new handsets. However, SoftBank President Ken Miyauchi recently suggested that the new iPhone will be available to buy September 20.

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