Apple's iPhone USB-C charger may be real if these photos are
iPhone owners have been wishin' and hopin' for Apple to bundle a fast-charging adapter with its phones. Purported photos of one have surfaced.
Lori GruninSenior Editor / Advice
I've been reviewing hardware and software, devising testing methodology and handed out buying advice for what seems like forever; I'm currently absorbed by computers and gaming hardware, but previously spent many years concentrating on cameras. I've also volunteered with a cat rescue for over 15 years doing adoptions, designing marketing materials, managing volunteers and, of course, photographing cats.
ExpertisePhotography, PCs and laptops, gaming and gaming accessories
One of the photos provides an (almost unreadable) close-up of the specs printed on it, which are model A1720; 100-240V, 50/60Hz 0.45A and output 5V/3A, 9V/2A. From that, the site calculated the 18-watt output.
While some might think a USB-C adapter points to the fall iPhones having USB-C connectors, we think it's more likely that they'll ship with a USB-C-to-Lightning cable -- and maybe this adapter -- instead.
Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Watch this: Will Apple ditch Lightning for USB-C on the new iPhone?
USB Type-C has taken over -- here are the latest phones to prove it