Apple To Include 18W Charger, USB-C To Lightning Cable With 2019 iPhones
Apple is expected to launch three new iPhones in the month of September this year. These smartphones will be the successor to the iPhone XR, iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max respectively that were launched last year. In the latest report by a Japanese blog, it is claimed the company will include new accessories with the upcoming iPhones. According to the source, all three smartphone variants will ship with an 18W charger and a USB Type-C to Lightning Cable in the box.
New iPhone Accessories
Apple has been providing the fast charging feature in its smartphones since the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone X launched in the year 2017. However, the devices are not shipped with a fast charger and users must purchase it separately if they want to make use of the functionality. It was rumoured last year that Apple will bundle an 18W fast charger with the 2018 iPhones but the reports turned out to be false. But with the launch of the iPad Pro tablet late last year, Apple for the first time bundled an 18W fast charger along with it. Therefore, the company is expected to provide the aforementioned accessories with future iPhone models; which includes an 18W power adapter and a USB Type-C to lightning cable.
It has been anticipated that Apple, as it did with the 2018 iPad Pro, will switch to USB Type-C in its future iPhone models. Since the iPhone 5 launched in 2012, the company has used a proprietary connector called the Lightning port. While the above reports put an end to them; it is still expected the company is towards making a gradual transition to the users, so that they find it easier to switch. Shipping a USB Type-C to Lightning cable will also make connecting future iPhones to a MacBook easier as purchasing a separate cable won’t be required.