Apple didn’t mention this yesterday when it was unveiling the iPhone 8 and iPhone X but it has now been detailed that both new handsets support fast charging. There is, however, a caveat. You have to use USB-C if you want to fast charge your new iPhone. Apple claims that the new handsets can recharge up to 50 percent of their battery capacity in 30 minutes.

In order to take advantage of the fast charging feature of the iPhone 8 and iPhone X, customers will have to purchase an Apple USB-C charger and a Lightning cable. They will have to pay over and above what they pay for their iPhone so that they’re able to recharge 50 percent of their handset’s battery capacity in 30 minutes.

Users can not take advantage of the fast charging feature with the Lightning to USB-A cable that comes bundled with the new iPhones in the box. The USB-C to Lightning cable and the USB-C wall charger is absolutely necessary for fast charging either of the two new iPhones.

Apple sells 29W, 61W, and 87W variants of USB-C chargers with prices ranging from $49 and $70 so it’s not going to be a relatively small upfront investment for this feature.

Apple also doesn’t detail the specific numbers for each model so it’s unclear if the cheapest 29W model can charge 50 percent of the battery capacity in 30 minutes as claimed by Apple.

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Apple iPhone 8
Display
4.7"
1334x750 IPS LCD
Price (approximative)
~$785 - Amazon
Camera
12 MP
F1.8 Aperture Size
Image Stabilization
Weight
148 g
Battery
1821 mAh
Removable Battery
Launched in
2017/09/01
System
2GB RAM
A11 Bionic + None
Storage (GB)
256
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