The Worldwide Developer’s Conference is barely behind us and the incessant speculation about the next trio of iPhones has already begun to pick up. The latest rumor is that the successors to the iPhone X will come with a super fast charger so that you can juice your phone about one and a half times faster, according to one estimate.
The new document, originally leaked by AppleInsider on Wednesday, revealed that Apple could be partnering with chip manufacturing company, Power Integrations, to help soup up the iPhone’s semiconductors to enable a faster charge. This is all according to a note Jun Zhang of Rosenblatt Securities, which has sources in Apple’s Asian Pacific supply chain.
Zhang believes the new group of iPhones will upgrade from 5V 2A to 9V 2A and 5V 3A chargers. This type of charger should allow users to power their phones roughly 1.5 times faster that the standard iPhone chargers that we’ve grown accustomed to.
The note claimed that the company is interested in making this move to “support more applications, provide a quicker recharge, and better compete with Android [original equipment manufacturers].” In other words, Apple wants to begin providing what their rivals have been providing for years.
This isn’t the first time talks about faster charges on Apple devices have bubbled to the surface. In May, ChargeLab published what it claimed to be a mock-up of an 18-watt USB-C to Lightning fast charger that might be coming with the next iPhones. That said, ChargeLab’s report cited anonymous sources “inside productions lines,” making them fishier than Zhang’s note.
Apple is expected to announce its new roster of iPhones this fall, so everything is speculation until then. Rumors suggest the company will drop three models. These include a 6.1-inch LCD model, a 5.8-inch OLED model comparable to the iPhone X, and a 6.5-inch OLED model that could be named the iPhone X Plus.
If this most recent leak holds true, having to plug in your phone every night be be a thing of the past.