You Can Charge Your New iPhone 6 Quicker With This Charging Trick

By Gary Cutlack on at

Smug/proud owners of a new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus are reporting some interesting results from switching chargers, with the higher output of some Mac USB sockets pushing out more amps than the standard charger -- and the phones can take.

According to iLounge, the two iPhone 6 models support charging at up to 2.1 amps, despite the phones shipping with comparatively weedy 1A chargers. iLounge was able to track an extra 1.6 amps being pulled through the cable while an iPhone 6 was being charged through a wire attached to a Mac running OS X Yosemite, enough to charge the 6 Plus from zero to 90 per cent in two hours. [iLounge via Slashgear]