Apple plans to switch to USB-C support for all of its devices, including a redesigned 18W power adapter that provides fast USB-C charging with a USB-C to Lightning-included cable.
We are not able to verify this rumor because it comes from a source without a specific track record, but switching to USB-C adapters the iPhone and the iPad would make sense because Apple's Mac lineup has largely transformed into USB-C.
An 18W USB-C power adapter would allow fast charging speeds that would allow the iPhone to charge from 0 to 50% in around 30 minutes.
This type of fast charging feature is available for the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X and iPad Pro models, but at the moment customers need to use a MacBook USB-C power adapter (price minimum $ 49)) or a third-party USB-C power adapter ($ 15 +) paired with a Lightning-to-USB-C cable, priced at $ 25 and available ly as a standale accessory.
Current iPhone models come with a 5W power adapter that works with a USB-A to Lightning cable, so upgrading to an 18W adapter would be a huge change. Presumably, the same changes will be implemented in the next iPad Pro models if the rumor is true, with Apple also updating …