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2019 iPhones 'Likely' to Have Faster 18W Charger and Lightning to USB-C Cable in Box

CyberPanda

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Apple is widely expected to release three new iPhone models later this year, and each device will "likely" include a faster 18W USB-C power adapter and a Lightning to USB-C cable in the box, according to Japanese blog Mac Otakara.

18W USB-C power adapter bundled with 2018 iPad Pro, also sold separately
This rumor is a big "finally" if true. Despite adding fast charging support to the iPhone 8 and newer, allowing for a 50 percent charge in just 30 minutes via USB-C Power Delivery, Apple has continued to include the same old 5W power adapter and Lightning to USB-A cable with iPhones for many years.

For now, to take advantage of fast charging, customers have to spend a total of $48 to purchase a standalone 18W USB-C power adapter and Lightning to USB-C cable from Apple, although cheaper options are available on Amazon.

A bundled Lightning to USB-C cable would also mean that customers who paid at least $749 for a new iPhone would finally have a cable that connects with the latest MacBook, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro models out of the box.

Last year, we heard a similar rumor about Apple bundling a faster 18W USB-C power adapter with 2018 iPhones, but it ended up being for 2018 iPad Pro models. This is the second time Mac Otakara has shared this rumor in as many months, so hopefully there is truth to it this time around.

Mac Otakara also rehashes several other rumors we've heard before, including the next iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max having triple-lens rear cameras, and the next iPhone XR having a dual-lens rear camera. All three iPhones are also expected to feature two-way wireless charging like the Galaxy S10.

 

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The most ridiculous thing: you can't plug the earphones that come with an iPhone to a new Macbook due to Macbooks using USB-C. And yet Macbooks still have the 3,5mm plug.

I guess Apple is too scared of switching to USB-C only due to losing profits from all the Lightning adapters.
 
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The most ridiculous thing: you can't plug the earphones that come with an iPhone to a new Macbook due to Macbooks using USB-C. And yet Macbooks still have the 3,5mm plug.

I guess Apple is too scared of switching to USB-C only due to losing profits from all the Lightning adapters.
But... but...but apple stuff just works so seamlessly together!