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.
|Battery Capacity (mAh)||1821 mAh||2716 mAh|
|Processor Name||A11 Bionic||A11 Bionic|
|Street Price||$635 iPhone 8 on Amazon||$1095 iPhone X on Amazon|
|Link to full specs||iPhone 8 Full specs and details||iPhone X Full specs and details|