A new, exciting rumor about the iPhone 14 is currently circulating. All models are said to support fast charging with 30 watts. It would be the first time Apple has officially allowed more than 20 watts when charging iPhones. According to Apple, the iPhone 13 Pro Max supports fast charging with 20 watts, but can be charged with up to 27 watts.
While some manufacturers of Android smartphones have already broken the 100 watt limit for charging power, Apple has taken it easy when it comes to fast charging. More than 20 watts are not possible with the iPhone 13 – at least officially. The leaker @Jioriku According to the iPhone 14, however, the charging capacity could increase by more than 50 percent.
30 watts only in the first part of the charging cycle?
According to @Jioriku, all iPhone 14 models should support a charging power of 30 watts or more. However, there could be a small catch: the increased charging power could only be available at the beginning of the charging cycle. As the heat heats up, power is likely to be derated to 25-27 watts to protect equipment. The leaker also emphasizes in his tweet that this is the performance when charging with a cable. As with the predecessor, the power for wireless charging should remain at 15 watts.
There were already indications of an increase in iPhone charging capacity in March
Although @Jioriku is less well known for his Apple leaks, his information regarding the higher charging power of the iPhone 14 models could well be correct. At least it was already indicated in March that Apple will soon increase the charging capacity of the iPhones. In the spring, well-known Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reported that Apple was working on a 30-watt gallium nitride power supply.
In April, photos of a 35-watt dual USB-C charger from Apple leaked. This is said to be the same charger Kuo spoke of in March. The charger is now also available in the Apple Store.
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