Its every Apple fan’s favorite time of the year! The annual September Conference from Apple, this time streamed on YouTube as well as their own streaming services, arrived on September 10th. We’re as excited as everyone else about the arrival of the iPhone 11. But what we’re most interested in is the charging tech.
Rumors abounded of an 18W charger becoming available as standard with iPhones. Not least there’s the debate about the onset of 5G technology, if this would be included and how this might affect battery life.
But what was true and what was part of the rumor mill? Read on to find out!
What’s Been Announced at the Apple September Conference?
If you haven’t heard about the key updates, let us fill you in…
The iPhone 11 stands out because of its new processer, claims of a longer battery life, and amazing new camera tech. With three cameras, the iPhone 11 Pro has become a popular meme. The three cameras offer Wide, Ultra wide and Telephoto lenses, and are being touted as a key reason to buy the phone.
For us, what’s most interesting about the iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max is that they will come with an 18W charger. This is a first for Apple, who so far have only shipped 5W chargers with their phones even though iPhone fast charging is common. Indeed, they’ll continue to only ship 5W chargers with every phone apart from the iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max.
But what does this mean for iPhone 11 users?
Essentially, the new charger means that you can get iPhone fast charging without you needing to buy a separate fast charger. We’ve gone into detail about fast charging before, but what you need to know right now is that your phone takes in as much power as its charging circuit is designed for. Fast charging multiplies this to increase and maximise the Wattage, or electrical output. Your phone receives more electricity and charges more quickly as a result.
But as we said, it’s not being supplied with all the phones. – only with the new ones. So with any other iPhone model – and, lets face it, at $1,000 a pop you might want to hold onto your old model for a while – you’ll need to get an external charger.
All of this compute, graphics and ML performance is delivered while still enabling an unprecedented leap in battery life, with iPhone 11 Pro offering up to four more hours of battery life in a day than iPhone XS, and iPhone 11 Pro Max offering up to five hours more than iPhone XS Max.Apple Press Release
Series 5 Apple Watch
The new series of Apple watch is here, with a hefty price tag to match. This time around, Apple are claiming an always on display whilst maintaining an 18 hour battery life.
That sounds pretty amazing, so it will be interesting to see how it plays out in reality. Particularly as work on Apple’s Airpower wireless charger was halted earlier this year, an incredulous story in itself, customers will need to be smart when choosing a watch that costs over $1000 to make sure they can keep it charged at all times. The development of over air charging, however, would be a big bonus for users here!
7th Generation iPad
As unbelievable as it is we’re now on 12 years of the iPhone, we’re onto the 7th generation of the iPad. Having bought out the iPad pro and aimed a cheaper version at schools in order to recover from slumping sales, customers are getting something new from the original line. The 7th Gen iPad will feature a 10.2 inch display, up from 9.7 inch. They have also promised an A10 fusion chip which, alongside other upgrades such as a dedicated iPad iOS, means Apple are again promising an all day battery life.
What Charging News Hasn’t Been Announced for the iPhone 11?
One big thing that hasn’t been announced is an inclusion of 5G.
As we discussed before, this is going to be an important thing that might have an effect on the battery life of the phone. It’s believed that 5G would automate a lot of daily tasks, reducing the computing power necessary for your phone to ensure thinner devices with extremely extended battery life.
Although 5G is beginning to be rolled out across the Globe, the iPhone 11 doesn’t support it. Perhaps this is something for another year!
There’s also no reverse wireless charging, another rumor floating around. This is where you can turn your phone into a base station for charging, using its power to wirelessly provide power to your Airpods, Apple watch and so forth. It’s a feature of the Galaxy S10 phone and more; this might be something we see in the future.
What About USB-C Charging?
One big consideration was that Apple were going to introduce the iPhone 11 with a USB-C port, rather than a lightning port. This would be huge as it would make the iPhone more universal. You’d potentially only need one charger and cable for your iPhone 11 and your headphones. It also is a step back on the Apple exclusivity.
Overall then, Apple aren’t quite catching up with providing the charging technology availble from other companies.
Where Can I Get an 18W Charger for my iPhone?
If your phone doesn’t come with a fast charger, RAVPower has a range of powerful fast chargers you can choose from.
Wall Chargers for iPhone Fast Charging
Its not got the most succinct of names, but this is one powerful charger in a tiny shell that shouldn’t be underestimated.
The smallest 61W PD GaN wall charger in the world has won over audiences across the world, with European fast charging fans clamoring for an international version. Measuring only 1.9” x 1.9” x 1.2”, the RAVPower PD Pioneer is 50% smaller than a standard Macbook Pro charger. It also has unprecedented charging speeds, charging all USB-C compatible devices more than 2.5x faster than existing chargers on the market (based on lab measurements).
iPhone fast charging also works via Power Delivery. This is a great option for commuters in particular who don’t want to bring tons of different chargers with them every day!
Get this amazing 61W charger on Amazon for only $31.99 until September 30th, 2019! Use promo code: POWERC112
RAVPower 45W PD Pioneer GaN Wall Charger
If you’re looking for a really slim charger to fit next to your bed or behind the sofa, we have the answer for you!
Though not quite as powerful as our 61W wall charger, this gadget packs a punch. Compact and versatile, it will happily undertake iPhone fast charging as well as bringing your iPad back to 80% as quickly as possible. It could even charge Nintendo Switch if that’s your thing!
Learn more about this charger on Amazon!
Power Bank for iPhone Fast Charging
While we have a whole range of power banks that you can check through to find the perfect iPhone fast charger for you! But we do have one key recommendation…
We’ve updated our popular 18W power bank that can easily charge your iPhone 11 – or any power delivery fast charging phone, for that matter!
With the update of the acclaimed 20000mAh 18W PD PB172 Power Bank, we’re delivering a powerful device with 18W PD and QC outputs with extensive safety features. Alongside our industry-leading overcurrent protection, short-circuit protection, and over discharge protection, the power bank features NTC Protection and MCU Safeguards.
A huge leap forward for fast charging phone users, PB172 will free you from the wall outlet. Especially if you’re wanting something totally portable to make the most of your iPhone 11 camera!
The updated PB172 is available on Amazon for only $34.99 if you use promo code: POWERB172 and add the $5 amazon coupon.