Apple Quietly Introduced Fast Charging For iPhone X and iPhone 8

By Tom Pritchard on at

Apple's announced a lot of new stuff tonight, but there's one important feature coming to the iPhone 8 and iPhone X that it didn't even bother to mention out loud: fast charging. Just look at the very bottom of the specs lists:

We're all aware that smartphone battery lives are pretty pathetic, with iPhones having a worse reputation than most. One of the biggest issues is that once your battery is dead, it takes an age to recharge again, which is why lots of other big companies have had fast charging features. Now Apple is playing catch-up again, only revealing that information in a blink-and-you-miss it spec list.

We don't know any timings of specs for the new fast charging, since nobody failed to mention it. But parity is a good thing, even if this is a feature Apple should have introduced a couple of years ago.


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