Are we about to say hello to a new 10W USB-C wall charger?
The “iPhone 8” is expected to feature the largest screen for an Apple handset to date, measuring 5.8-inches diagonally. To handle the larger display, the new handset is expected to ship with a faster 10W USB-C wall charger, according to MacRumors.
USB-C to Lightning Cable
In a resource note to investors, Barclays analyst Blayne Curtis says the iPhone 8 will come bundled with a 10W power adapter with a USB-C connector and an integrated USB-C Power Delivery chip supplied by
Cypress Semiconductor. The 10.5-inch iPad Pro already uses this chip.
As highlighted by MacRumors, the analyst explains:
We believe that in the iPhone 8, Apple likely includes Cypress Semiconductor’s USB-C Power Delivery chip in the phone and an additional chip within the power brick in box (likely a new 10W, which would use a more integrated solution with Cypress Power Delivery).
Back in March, KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said this year’s entire iPhone lineup will add fast charging capabilities using Apple’s Lightning. Previously, rumors had suggested Apple would replace Lightning with USB-C, at least on the iPhone 8.
This fall, Apple’s expected to announce the iPhone 8 alongside a 4.7-inch “iPhone 7s” and 5.5-inch “iPhone 7s Plus.”
Based on this latest rumor, the iPhone 8 could ship with a Lightning to USB-C cable connected to the new 10W power adapter.
Interestingly, the recently released 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro do not ship with Lightning to USB-C cables. Instead, they come bundled with a traditional Lightning to USB cable. Only with Apple’s
Only with Apple’s 29W USB-C power adapter for MacBook can these tablets utilize fast charging.
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