iPhone X and iPhone 8 will Charge 50% Battery in 30 Minutes for an Additional Price
The most talked about subject in the smartphone industry is Apple’s iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus reveal that took place on Tuesday. All three smartphones are amazing pieces of technology and iPhone X truly revolutionizes Apple’s smartphone lineup. However, there’s one thing that most people didn’t notice during this recent Apple event. These new smartphones can charge way faster than every iPhone ever did before. Sadly, this amazing feature comes at a price.
Charging 50% Battery in 30 Minutes
Apple confirmed that iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are capable of charging 30% battery in 30 minutes. In addition, this information can also be found on official Apple’s Tech Specs page for the respective smartphones. The only downside to this is that iPhone owners will require USB-C power adapters in order to charge so fast.
What’s interesting is that Apple is already using USB-C charging technology on almost every MacBook already. Therefore, it is quite controversial to see that Apple’s new iPhones are still using the company’s own Lighting port. Obviously, people can still purchase third party USB-C port adapters but this ruins the smartphone’s appeal.
Paying Extra for Fast Charging
The Cupertino based tech giant confirmed that its 29W, 61W and 87W USB-C power adaptors are fast charging compatible. Although, these Apple-made USB-C power adaptors cost between $49 to $79. Sadly, it doesn’t end there since Apple fans will also need to purchase a $25 USB-C Lighting cable.
Apple fans are certainly upset with the company since it basically looks like Apple is just looking to rip them off. Even though iPhone X is a spectacular smartphone, the fact that Apple didn’t want to offer fast charging just can’t be overlooked. However, the controversy gets even stronger now that Apple doesn’t want to release an official response to this issue.