Many iPhone owners are baffled the fact that fast-charging hasn’t become a standard feature for their device. The iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR are quite capable of fast charging, but there’s a catch. You will have to purchase a separate charger and a special USB-C to Lightning capable of enjoying the feature.
In an age where most Android flagships arrive with fast-charging chargers in the box, Apple seems to be a bit greedy. Some fans may argue that not everyone needs to use the feature, but the old 5W charger that comes with every iPhone is a bit slow.
The release of the iPad Pro hinted that the wind of change was still strong. The device features a USB-C port, which has also been included on the latest MacBook models. Some believed that this would mark the 2019 iPhones will get the same treatment as Apple will adopt the industry standard instead of sticking to proprietary solutions.
The possible change would have been beautiful, but it looks like it will remain just a dream. Reliable industry sources claim that the Cupertino company plans to ship this year’s iPhone with the same lighting port and the classic 5W charger. Those that wish to enjoy the benefits of fast-charging will be once again forced to buy separate accessories unless they already bought one in the past.
A large number of fans continue to complain about the forums, filling thread after thread with countless responses. Some Android smartphones can charge so fast that leaving them plugged –in for 30 will allow the owner to use the device for at least 6 hours without any issues. This technology is spreading, and improved versions claim that they can deliver the same autonomy after charging the device for fifteen minutes.
If the 2019 iPhones have larger batteries the charging time will be even longer. Keep in mind that this is only a rumor and the situation could change in the following months.
Meagan Kozlovs is a reporter for Debate Report. She’s worked and interned at Global News Toronto and CHECX. Megan is based in Toronto and covers issues affecting her city. In addition to her severe milk shake addiction, she’s a Netflix enthusiast, a red wine drinker, and a voracious reader.