[RUMOR] Apple to include proper 18-watt fast charger with 2018 iPhone

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Of course, this is just a rumor and the renders shown are not of the U.S. version of the charger.

When Apple released the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X with wireless charging many thought a fast charger would be included. Many of us were wrong. Much to our dismay and some anger, Apple stuck with the same paltry 5-watt charger they’ve been using since 2007. The lack of a proper fast charger hit a sore spot for some, others didn’t really care. Now, a new rumor from ChargerLab, claims that Apple will include an 18-watt fast charger with the 2018 iPhone lineup.

Apple’s upcoming 2018 iPhone will be unveiled this September, but according to our exclusive sources inside production lines, ChargerLab already has early information on the device: it will ship with an 18-watt USB-C to Lightning fast charger.

We have produced renders based on information given to us inside the production line, and it shows a European plug with a USB-C input

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What the new charger might look like?

This design breaks from tradition for Apple, as it’s thinner and not in that square-shaped white cube form factor. This will make it more convenient and portable. Using a USB-C for power delivery should result in significantly faster power delivery compared to the USB-A ports that Apple had been using since 2007.

The iPhone X an 8 currently supports fast charging, but the charger Apple provides out of the box does not charge the phones at its full speed. This upcoming iPhone will finally get a charger worthy of its charging speeds.

Of course, this is just a rumor and the renders shown are not of the U.S. version of the charger. It will be interesting to see if Apple actually does provide users with a proper fast charger for the next generation iPhones.

What do you think of this rumor? Do you think Apple will supply an 18-watt charger? Or do you think they’ll stick with the same 5-watt they’ve used since 2007? Let us know in the comments below or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.

  Source: ChargerLab
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