Apple’s iPhone lineup this year may switch to USB-C ports for charging, according to a post on the Chinese social network Weibo. This could mean charging from 0% to 50% in half an hour and 0% to 80% in an about an hour.
In an era of different manufacturers making their own mechanisms such as lightning or thunderbolt, USB-C being adapted by Apple could mean widespread adoption of the ‘Universal’ port in the near future.
The rumours have caught fire, initially igniting from the release of the Macbook with a single USB-C port for connectivity. The type-C port is effective not only for high charging speeds but also for data transfers for upto 10 GB/s. That’s pretty quick data transfer even by today’s standards.
Current iPhone models ship with a 5W adapter that uses USB-A to lightning cable. An upgrade to 18W adapter would be a big step forward,because for now, even latest iPhone users need to purchase additional peripherals to connect to their MacBooks or fast charge!
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