iPhones are notorious for their slow charging speeds, and Apple’s devices were never known for their fast charging speeds. In fact, they’re pretty famous for being some of the slowest on the market. If you take a quick look at the competition, companies like OnePlus, Oppo, and Xiaomi offer speeds from 65W to 120W; even Samsung has been offering charging speeds of 20-25W for several years. That could change for the iPhone 13 series according to the latest rumors.
The current iPhone 12 generation only supports charging with 20 W; That could change in the future, however, according to a rumor from China (via MacRumors). Some rumors are that the iPhone 13 could support 25W charging speeds.
iPhones can be charged with power adapters that are much faster than 20W. Still, they are often limited by software to charge at much slower speeds to protect the device from unauthorized power supplies and charging cables, as well as from possible power outages that some counterfeit adapters could cause. This is understandable, but even if you hook up Apple’s power adapter and lights to the USB-C cable, you still only get a quick charge of up to 20W. Apple’s current 20W power adapter is $ 19.99, and you’ll need to purchase your cable separately if you need one.
A change from 20 W to 25 W doesn’t really offer a significant difference that you would feel in everyday life. One of the reasons 25W charging support could hit this year’s iPhones is because of the rumors of bigger battery capacity. The iPhone 13 Pro series may have a larger battery because it may also support a refresh rate of 120Hz, which is known to consume more power. An additional charge speed of 5W can compensate for the larger battery and the power required, but that’s just an assumption at this point.
The next generation iPhone 13 series may have an always-on display, a larger battery, 1TB of storage, and an LTPO display with a 120Hz high refresh rate panel. They should arrive sometime in September.
Roland is a technology enthusiast and software engineer based in the UK. He is also a content creator and author and is best known by the name “Techusiast”.