Apple launched the iPhone 11 series smartphones consisting of the budget iPhone 11, and the premium budget iPhone 11 Pro and the iPhone 11 Pro Max at a special event at the Steve Jobs Theatre in Cupertino, California yesterday. These smartphones feature a host of upgrades over their predecessors. While a faster A13 Bionic chipset and a more powerful camera system, both in the front and at the back, are two of the biggest upgrades that the iPhone 11 series smartphones features over the 2018 iPhones, there is a third subtle yet critical difference that make the 2019 iPhones slightly more superiour than their predecessors: a fast charger.
Apple, for the first time since iPhone was launched back in 2007, has included a fast charger with its iPhones. Apple's newly launched iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max, details of which you can find here, will ship with an 18W USB Type-C fast charger in the box, which is the same power adapter that the company ships with its 2018 iPad Pro models. Since these iPhone model come with a lightning port, Apple has also included a USB Type-C to lightning cable in the box.
However, if you are opting for the budget iPhone 11, details of which you can find here, you will still get the standard 5W charger that Apple has been shipping with its iPhones until now. This means that if you want your iPhone to charge quickly in no time you will have to spend extra money on getting the company's 18W fast charger, which is being sold separately for the iPhone 11 models. Apple says that the 18W fast charger can charge your new iPhone up to 50 per cent in just 30 minutes.
While you might end up spending some extra bucks on the new fast charger (if you are buying the new iPhone 11), on the bright side this does mark a big step for the company. If all goes well, may be Apple will make the 18W fast charger a default offering will all its iPhone models.