Apple to introduce new charger that will charge iPhones three times faster

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Apple is to include a faster charger with the new iPhone models it is widely expected to release in September, according to a new report.

A set of image shared last week reveal a more powerful 18 Watt USB-C wall charger, which is a significant upgrade from the existing 5, 10 and 12 Watt chargers Apple uses currently.

Details of the new charger were shared by tech site ChargerLab, which cited “exclusive sources” inside Apple’s production lines.

The new charger, which would connect to an iPhone using a USB-C to Lightning adapter, should enable iPhones to charge considerably more quickly than is possible currently.

Image: ChargerLab

Apple is often criticised for not including more powerful chargers with its iPhones and iPads.

While new iPhone models such as the iPhone X and iPhone 8 are capable of fast charging, Apple only included standard chargers with theses device, with users forced to stump up extra cash for a more powerful charger.

Apple says that the fast charging feature currently available on the iPhone X and iPhone 8 can charge to 50 percent in just 30 minutes.

However, in order to take advantage of that users have to buy USB-C to Lightning adapter and the more powerful charger.

Meanwhile, Apple on Monday announced that it had reduced the price of its USB-C to Lightning Cable, 9to5Mac reported.

While this ordinarily wouldn’t be a particularly exciting development, it does further suggest that Apple will introduce a new 18W USB-C charger when it releases its next generation of iPhones later this year.

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