An obscure rumor today indicates that the iPhone 14 can charge faster than its predecessor. The smartphone, which will see the light of day next month, is said to be able to top up the battery with 30W of power. The question : is that step big enough?
In the past few years the market has improved significantly in terms of charging. Smartphones in 2022 charge faster than ever before, but it is not very good for the battery. Is Apple underutilizing or is the company doing the sensible thing?
iPhone 14 charges faster than predecessor
The iPhone 14 charges faster than its predecessor. That’s the news that comes out today, through various media outlets. However, the rumor that this year’s Apple phone can charge faster has been going around for ages. Now a certain company, which does not want to reveal its name, seems to give the confirmation.
An anonymous source, with no links and no image at all: it sounds a bit far-fetched. Yet that’s not entirely the case. Although the iPhone 13 can’t do it on paper, last year’s smartphone charges at 27W in some cases. So the move to 30W is, especially given the new components of the iPhone 14, realistic. Though you have to take it with a grain of salt.
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The iPhone 14 Pro series may use 30W charging power? Recently, a charger brand began to send new charger products to the media, and it will advertise in the experience video of the iPhone 14 series.
– DuanRui (@duanrui1205) August 29, 2022
There is also the question of exactly which models will be provided. The iPhone 14 and 14 Max already lag behind the Pro and Pro Max in several areas. Whether the same will apply to the charging speed remains to be seen, that is.
An iPhone with a charging power of 30W: it sounds nice, but is it enough? The answer lies somewhere in the middle.
Over the past few years, I’ve had my hands on several Android smartphones to test for WANT. The biggest difference: the charging times. Some devices I tested were charging at 120W. Idiotically fast and superfine to use. In that respect, Apple’s move is all but great enough, because the technology is there. Although I 100% get why Apple isn’t doing this.
Technology is getting better and better, but the fact remains that the life of your battery is deteriorating significantly. Something that is not quite right for a company like Apple, which focuses on sustainability. Especially since the target group is used to the current way of charging. For people like me, who typically use several smartphones, it’s a loss. For consumers who are more than happy with a battery that is half-filled within 30 minutes: not so much.
Apple could take a bigger step with the iPhone 14, but probably won’t. Something that, with sustainability in mind, I completely understand. So the step could be bigger, but may be big enough for a company like Apple.