The new rounder AC adapter would cnect to an iPhone with a Lightning to USB-C cable, also intended to be included in the box, allowing much faster charging speeds than the tiny 5W square adapter included with current iPhones. A rendering of the European versi is shown above.
MacRumors tested the iPhone X with different 18W wired chargers last year, for example, and found that the device had reached a 79% load after an hour. With a 5W charger, the iPhone X has ly achieved a load of 39% during this time. We explained our methodology in detail in this article.
Today 's report, based information from "inside the producti line", corroborates a post the Weibo Chinese social network claiming that the 2018 iPhones would be delivered with a USB-C 18W charger and a Lightning cable to USB-C. This report included drawings of what the North American Loader might look like.
Overall, the new 18W power adapter will usually charge an iPhone at least twice as fast as the current 5W charger. Fast charging is supported by the iPhone 8, the iPhone 8 Plus, the iPhone X, and presumably the future models, rumored to include a new iPhone X, a larger iPhone X Plus, and a …