It seems that the two biggest competitors on the smartphone market, Apple, and Samsung, are fighting hard this year to come up with new features to drive up more interested buyers to their side. Today we will be focusing our attention on a recent iPhone leak which gives us more hope concerning the direction of their charging ports.
Of course, by now we know that the iPhone X and iPhone 8 could have had some improvements done for their chargers and charging units. Apple looks like it has managed to take notice of that and we might see 2018’s lineup come with upgraded specifications for their charger units. This is undoubtedly a decision made so that Apple can compete with Android devices which already have the fast charge option.
Faster Charging Leak
We got this information from a reputable source. It states that Apple is supposedly going to upgrade from 5V 2A to 9V 2A and %V 3A circuitry for charging. This will, of course, happen for the next generation of smartphones. What this new upgrade means is that the devices will recharge faster than they did previously and that they will be able to compete with Android OEMs.
The way in which Apple is going to be able to accomplish this will be by using Power Integrations. This will be the single supplier for the company’s need for fast-charging units. The company will use Flextronics and Artesyn for their upcoming iPad Pro and iPhones. We can deduce from the tone of the leak that once Power Integrations will fix the quality problem; the company is going to go and replace the ON Semiconductor and the NXP Semiconductors. These two will become the new providers for charging the next devices coming from Apple.
We are already confident that Apple will market this upgrade as a feature that users can only experience with Apple devices. It will probably be talked about as the breakout feature for the 2018 editions of their latest smartphones, including iPhone X.
We can expect these presentations to roll out come September since this is the month where Apple usually hosts its event for the newest releases in their smartphone and tabled departments. On the other side of the spectrum, this fast charging upgrade can be interpreted as Apple’s decision to do something so that they can be just as good as Android devices that already have fast charging options.