2018 iPhone fast charging upgrade tipped in leaked research note

Brittany A. Roston - Jun 13, 2018, 2:20pm CDT
2018 iPhone fast charging upgrade tipped in leaked research note

Apple may be planning to introduce faster charging in its 2018 iPhone models, according to a leaked research note. The company is expected to launch three new iPhone models this year, those bringing the fast-charging capabilities introduced with the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus models. Assuming the report is true, recharging won’t take as long with the upcoming models.

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The information comes from a leaked research note by Rosenblatt Securities’ Jun Zhang, according to Apple Insider, which acquired the document. Though it hasn’t been officially confirmed, the firm allegedly thinks Apple will be upgrading its fast-charging circuitry from the present 5V/2A to 9V/2A and 5V/3A.

The upgrade will reportedly be arriving in this year’s upcoming iPhone models, ultimately offering faster recharge times than currently available with the iPhone 8 models. The company will be doing this, according to the report, to better compete with Android competitors and to “support more applications,” in addition to faster charging.

Assuming the leaked research note is correct in its speculation, Apple will use fast-charging chipsets from Power Integrations, eventually replacing NXP Semiconductors and ON Semiconductor once Power Integrations irons out a quality problem. Apple is supposedly also planning to cut its charging costs by switching from Broadcom to Texas Instruments for its LCD iPhone wireless charging hardware.

Not familiar with the latest iPhone talk? Rumor has it that Apple will introduce three iPhone models later this year, one being an update to the iPhone X, the other a large OLED model, and the third an LCD model. Rumors about features have been all over the place, including claims that one will have a triple-camera system. Get all the details in the SlashGear Apple portal!

SOURCE: Apple Insider

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