2019 iPhone Still Ships With a 5W Charger

Joanna Estrada
February 12, 2019

Apple is expected to release three new iPhones in 2019, two of which will feature OLED displays. However, as the iPhone can support fast charging using the Lightning port over the USB Type-C protocol, it's a missed opportunity for Apple to boast about "fast charging out the box" when the new models launch.

Apple will once again pass on USB-C port and instead equip the 2019 iPhone model with a Lightning port, according to Japanese tech site.

Nonetheless, the choice to keep the Lightning port on the iPhone is especially baffling when you consider how almost every current generation Apple device, from the latest to the Macbook and Macbook Pro, swapped out its old ports to replace with USB-C.

Macotakara claims that the reason behind Apple's insistence on keeping the Lightning cable is simple: money. It's possible Apple could have plans to finally make the jump to the increasingly universal USB-C port for its 2020 iPhones. Replacing Lightning with USB-C would also require a USB-C EarPods in the iPhone box.

With the likes of Huawei and Samsung moving towards fast chargers of up to 40W and Apple itself recently including an 18W USB-C charger inside the iPad Pro's box, such a move would certainly be a disappointment. Right now it is not certain whether other offline retailers will follow suit and reduce the prices that they are offering on the iPhone XR, while the online pricing of the device remains unchanged.

Apple's iPhone series has stayed loyal to the Lightning connector ever since it was first introduced in 2012.

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