Eric Slivka, writing for MacRumors:
Recent rumors and CAD renderings have suggested Apple may be planning to include an 18-watt USB-C charger and a Lightning to USB cable in the box with its iOS devices later this year, allowing for faster charging without requiring users to purchase separate charging accessories at additional cost.
Moving to a single 18-watt adapter for iPhones and iPads makes a lot of sense. Wired charging for the fastest charge, inductive charging pads for the most convenient.
Also, I know a lot of people — including me — thought Apple should’ve included a faster iPad-style adapter last year because the iPhones X and 8 support fast charging. But when I last mentioned this, I heard from a slew of readers who prefer the 5-watt iPhone charger because it’s smaller. This new design seems like a nice compromise in terms of size.
★ Monday, 2 July 2018