iPhone 8 and iPhone X support fast charging, but only with the right cables


  • Ghenosis

    Fast charging iPhones is nothing new. Been doing that with my past phones since the 6S Plus to 7 Plus. Currently do it on my iPhone SE with the iPad Pro 12 watt.

    • Igor Bonifacic

      Using the 12W iPad charger is something of an old trick to speed up charging the iPhone, but it’s not technically fast charging in the sense that Apple is talking about it in the spec sheets for the new iPhones. The new iPhones support a standard called USB Power Delivery which current iPhones do not. It’s what allows a USB-C cable and charger to charge the new phones to 50 percent in 30 minutes.

  • flower_petals

    So does my Moto Xplay. And the charger came with it.

  • Jason

    Just remember though that the faster your phone charges the shorter life span the battery has

    • Mario Gaucher

      it won’t make a real difference unless your battery is overheating when charging.
      I bet that those new iPhone have a controller to prevent overheating

    • ChrisPollard77

      Depends how they do it. Look at OnePlus with Dash (OPPO’s VOOC) – the put the power management and HEAT in the wall wart. Phone (battery) stays quite cool during Dash charging. Compare that with QC, where the control and heat stays in the phone (battery), and those heating/cooling cycles can affect long-term performance.

    • Omar

      Also, while it goes from 0-60ish in 30 minutes, the remaining 61-100% charges at a normal rate (at least on my phone) which likely also helps prevent any damage to the battery.

  • canucks4life

    Wow and I thought OnePlus Dash chargers were expensive.

  • Mo Dabbas

    But if the fast charger is not included in the box then what’s the point?? Most won’t be aware of it and will keep using what’s in the box to charge it. I mean the phones are 1K CAD and upwards, they couldn’t include the fast charger in the box rather than that 5W charger they are still including.

    • Captain Pokemon

      iPhone’s default cable is pretty crappy. I usually just get those braided cable from Amazon. It last forever.

    • cheetose4

      Especially when they are android phones for a fraction of the price that include a quick charger and quick charge capable type c cable in the box.

      I don’t think nickel and dimming your customers is a “premium” experience but I guess the millions who are going to buy this will disagree with me.

  • Christine

    For price of new iPhones they should supply it especially if they make the claim about fast charging… People won’t know until after they’ve brought the phone home.. Many complaints

  • TrollSoul

    Is this supposed to be impressive? This is hilarious.

  • Omar


    My OnePlus 3T cost me $700 (with tax) and goes from 0 to 60% in 30 minutes with the FREE charger and cable that came in the box.

    It’s blatantly greedy crap like this that is why people hate Apple.

  • Do Do

    LMAO, Apple really has no shame. I feel one day they’ll start charging a door cover at their stores.

  • Dimitri

    Apple is doing this on purpose to make everyone spend more and more for this. It’s sad when every other manufacturer thay provides fast charging on their devices, gives you the proper cable and adapter for it yet Apple likes to rape their customer right, left and center for a cable and adapter. Not only now do they have to pay more then $2k for the 256GB, AppleCare and a case, but ontop they need to pay another almost $100 for 2 things to make this work. Ontop of the another $100 most likely for the wireless pad.

    Even paying $650 or $700 on a 2yr term upfront, plus Apple care, case and this will rank up to $1K with taxes.

    This is disgusting and really no apple fan can come and save Apple from this no matter how hard they try.

  • Marc Palumbo

    Folks need to relax about Apple’s pricing strategies. I know they’re expensive. But to be honest, if I’m the world’s largest company and I knew I can get away with it, I’m going to charge you for everything and make as much money as possible. If you don’t like the price, just don’t buy it. Speak with you wallet and not with your keyboards.

    Because so much has changed in the past 5 years, I no longer purchase new phones. They’re expensive across the board. My new limit is $300 for contract prices. Not a penny more.

    • Riddlemethis

      Sure. Throw out morals and ethics to exploit your customers so you can have the highest profit margin in the tech industry.

      While I agree you should speak with your pocket book, the reliability factor with other brands of devices is not there. One is actually paying indirectly for Apple’s great warranty and support. You can’t say that about Samsung, LG, or Motorola.

      You’re only other option is to buy a very slow dated smart phone from Costco. Better yet, forget about smart phones and go back to a flip phone.