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Rumor: iPhone 13 could get big charging boost with 25W adapter support

Iphone 13 Bronze
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What you need to know

  • A new rumor says the iPhone 13 could feature faster charging with support for a 25W adapter.
  • That's according to a new rumor from MyDrivers.
  • It says "some models" would feature the support, but the charger would come separately like the iPhone 12.

A new report says the iPhone 13 could deliver a big charging boost over the iPhone 12 thanks to support for a 25W charger.

The rumor comes from MyDrivers, a Chinese publication which states:

In the domestic mobile phone charging rate power has been close to or even exceeded 100W, Apple mobile phone still supports up to 20W. Today, foreign media learned from Apple's supply chain that the iPhone 13 series may have some models to increase the fast charging power to 25W.

As the report notes Apple's current iPhone 12 lineup supports fast charging with up to 20W chargers, and that whilst 25W would be an improvement, it's not a huge leap. It would bring the iPhone in line with the Samsung Galaxy S21. However, that's still a way off phones like the new OnePlus Nord 2, which features 65W charging, and other Android rivals.

Of course, regardless of charging speed, the iPhone 13, like the 12 before it, will not ship with a charger in the box, with Apple making the bold decision to remove both the charging plug and headphones from its iPhone box last year.

Apple is expected to unveil its new iPhone in September, with at least some models set to feature a 120Hz display, faster 5G, and improved battery life, with a new phone that is shaping up to be the company's best iPhone ever.

A new report Friday also indicates Apple may debut new AirPods alongside its new iPhone.

Stephen Warwick
News Editor

Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design.

Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple.