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As we enter July, production of new iPhone models will undoubtedly heat up, now, the latest news of Apple's next-generation of so-called 18W USB PD charger has been obtained from the supply chain, according to Chinese site ChongDianTou.

The supply chain person has leaked several photos: the first picture shows the output of the charger, in which uses a common elliptical design, a gray panel, and a single USB-C output interface. The second picture displays the overall appearance of the charger, white glossy body, flat design, with U.S/. regulatory pin.

The third picture is a close-up of the charger parameters. The picture is not very clear, but you can still vaguely see the charger model as A1720; the input is up to 100-240V 50/60Hz 0.45A; while the output offers 5V/3A, 9V/2A, along with the words “Engineering Sample” that are marked.

As earlier as May of this year, the site revealed that Apple will introduce new iPhone charger design, to feature Standard USB-C output connector, support USB PD fast charge protocol, and with output up to 18W. Artesyn is most likely one of the suppliers for Apple’s new generation of 18W USB PD chargers.

In recent years, the Apple MacBook product lineup has fully embraced the USB-C support. However, for the iPhone product lineup, Apple still insists on using its own Lightning cable, the latest news from DigiTimes shows that this may change next year.

Apple plans to remove the Lightning connector on the iPhones that will be released in 2019, next year, and employ the USB-C port. For this year's new iPhone, Apple may only implement a new design of the power adapter, the new power adapter would support fast charging.

Apple is redesigning chargers and related interface for its next-generation iPhone and iPad devices, and will likely have its 2019 series of iPhones come with USB Type-C support, according to sources at analog IC vendors.

Currently, USB-C has become a new standard in the flagship smartphones of various brands. However, towards the low-end products, the popularity of USB-C is still relatively low. Once the iPhone fully embraces the USB-C support, it is believed that the popularity of USB-C will continue to accelerate and become a unified standard.

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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.

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