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iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X Support Fast Charging, But Only If You Buy Accessories Separately

iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X Support Fast Charging, But Only If You Buy Accessories Separately
Highlights
  • iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X support fast charging
  • But the company is not shipping the required accessories in the box
  • You will have to spend about Rs. 5,000 to buy those accessories

If you're planning to purchase any of the newly launched iPhone models - the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X - there is some good news and some bad news. The good news is that all the three models in addition to featuring support for wireless inductive charging, also support fast charging through the cable. The bad news is you will have to pay a premium for it.

It will just take about 30 minutes to get your iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus, or iPhone X to go from zero percent battery to 50 percent, the company says on the website. This will be very handy to users when they have only a few minutes of time before heading out of the house. Half an hour of charge will ensure your iPhone lasts half of the day.

The catch is you will have to separately buy a USB-C cable, which the company doesn't offer for free with the iPhone, to make use of the feature. USB-C enables USB Power Delivery, a feature that company has made use of in select other devices including 10.5-inch iPad Pro and 12.9-inch iPad Pro. The iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X will ship with a regular Lightning-to-USB cable and a 5W USB charger. 9to5Mac first reported about this development.

Customers interested in the feature are required to purchase a USB-C to Lightning cable and the USB-C wall charger to avail this feature. As 9to5Mac points out, there are three USB-C wall charger Apple offers on its website, with the cheapest one priced at $49. Additionally, the USB-C to Lightning cable will cost you about $25 too. Apple hasn't clarified whether the cheapest USB-C wall charger will be able to deliver the advertised fast charging.

Not including the required accessories to make use of the feature is a somewhat weird move from Apple, which already charges a premium for its products. The new iPhone models also support wireless inductive charging, but users will have to buy charging mat separately too.

  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Stunning design and display
  • Great cameras
  • Wireless charging
  • Assured, timely software updates
  • Bad
  • Costs a small fortune
  • First party apps not great in India
  • Fast charger not bundled
Display 5.80-inch
Processor Apple A11 Bionic
Front Camera 7-megapixel
Rear Camera 12-megapixel + 12-megapixel
RAM 3GB
Storage 64GB
Battery Capacity 2716mAh
OS iOS 11
Resolution 1125x2436 pixels
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Insane performance
  • Vastly improved cameras
  • Portrait Mode is great
  • Wireless charging
  • Assured, timely software updates
  • Bad
  • Same old design, ungainly
  • First party apps not great in India
  • Fast charger not bundled
Display 5.50-inch
Processor Apple A11 Bionic
Front Camera 7-megapixel
Rear Camera 12-megapixel
RAM 3GB
Storage 64GB
Battery Capacity 2691mAh
OS iOS 11
Resolution 1080x1920 pixels
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Insane performance
  • Vastly improved cameras
  • Wireless charging
  • Assured, timely software updates
  • Bad
  • Same old design
  • First party apps not great in India
  • Fast charger not bundled
Display 4.70-inch
Processor Apple A11 Bionic
Front Camera 7-megapixel
Rear Camera 12-megapixel
RAM 2GB
Storage 64GB
Battery Capacity 1821mAh
OS iOS 11
Resolution 750x1334 pixels
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