What you need to know
- The iPhone 11 will allegedly ship with a USB-C charger and Lightning to USB-C cable.
- The charger and cable combo should charge the iPhone 11 much faster than Apple's normal 5W charger.
- You can pick up a USB-C charger and Lightning to USB-C cable from Apple right now.
When the iPhone 11 is released, it'll likely contain a Lightning port despite the iPad Pro (and the industry at large) already moving to USB-C. However, a report claims the release will finally see Apple take a small step toward fully embracing USB-C as the port of the future.
According to ChargerLab, Apple plans to include a USB-C charger with the iPhone 11 as well as a Lightning to USB-C cable. The move might seem like a small one, but by ditching the traditional 5W charger, iPhone 11 users should be able to charge their device much, much faster. Apple is expected to fully move the iPhone line to USB-C next year.
😆The iPhone 11 will come with a USB-C charger. pic.twitter.com/FqYgAHJnqx— ChargerLAB (@chargerlab) August 20, 2019
This isn't the first time we've heard the iPhone 11 may come with an 18W USB-C adapter. Earlier this year, Mac Otakara essentially said the same thing.
As MacRumors points out, however, ChargeLab has a mixed track record when it comes to Apple rumors. The website previously said the ill-fated AirPower was in mass production when, in fact, it was ultimately cancelled by Apple.
Apple is expected to unveil three new iPhone models at an event in September, where the company may also unveil the Apple Watch Series 5 and pricing for Apple Arcade and Apple TV+. The event will supposedly take place on September 10.
Apple already sells an 18W USB-C charger and Lightning to USB-C cable, so you can pick up the combo right now if you prefer not to wait for the iPhone 11.
Charge your iPhone much faster with this 18W USB-C Power Adapter. This powerful adapter can be used with your iPhone, iPad Pro, and even your MacBook, making it the only charger you need in your bag.
We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more.
Uber testing feature that lets some California drivers set their own fares
Uber is testing a feature in California that will allow drivers to set their own fares, part of a series of changes made in response to California's new gig-economy law.
Rumor: Navy Blue to replace Midnight Green in iPhone 12
A rumor (repeat, rumor) suggests that Apple may be planning to replace the Midnight Green iPhone with a Navy Blue model.
Report: Pegatron is the latest Apple partner to look beyond China
Apple partner Pegatron is the latest to look beyond China's borders, according to a report. The company is considering setting up shop in Vietnam.
Get that satisfying *click-clack* that a mechanical keyboard can provide
Apple's Magic Keyboard is great for a lot of people, but some folks like to feel and hear every keystroke, which is why mechanical keyboards will always maintain some popularity.