May 2, 2018

Apple May Finally Switch To USB-C To Lightning Cable W/ Fast Charging For This Year's iPhones

According to Chinese site ChongDianTou, Apple's next-generation iPhone lineup could ship with new USB-C power adapters that come with USB-C to Lightning cables for faster charging and will use the USB-PD (USB Power Delivery) standard.


For those unknown, Apple's 29W USB-PD charger was first annouced in March 2015, it was the MacBook standard charger. Later, Apple introduced a 61W and 87W USB-PD chargers. And now with the change, which marks Apple's fourth USB-PD charger, which is also the first one developed for mobile devices.

It's expected that once Apple introduced the USB-PD charger for the new generation of iPhone, demands for USB-C to Lightning fast charging cable will rise all the way up. It will be tough Apple's production capacity to meet such a huge demand. Instead, starting in 2019, Apple will open up the standard to allow its MFi partners to manufacture the cables.

It's believed that USB-C fast charging would allow an iPhone to charge from 0-50% in roughly 30 minutes. iPhones currently ship with a small 5W power adapter that supports Lightning to USB-A cable. Such charging speeds could also deliver an 80% charge in just an hour. This might as well save some bulks for you, as you may need to spend $80 for that.

Image Via ChongDianTou

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