If You Buy the New iPhone 11, It Won’t Come with This Important Accessory

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For quite some time now, Apple’s pitiful 5W charger for the iPhone has needed an upgrade to a much more powerful version that can charge our modern phones quickly and reliably. But hidden in Apple’s fall, 2019 keynote event was interesting information about iPhone charging.

There’s good news and bad news here. The good news is that Apple is finally updating its iPhone charger for the iPhone 11 generation, which means faster charging speeds are finally here. The bad news is that this only applies to the iPhone 11 Pro and the iPhone 11 Pro Max, which will now get a powerful 18W charger. The standard iPhone 11, however, will be stuck with the 5W charger. 

No one can be sure why Apple chose to sell the standard model with a weak charger, although perhaps it helps keep costs down for consumers. Or maybe the company believed that no one would notice..

However, we do want you to know that there are plenty of other powerful charger alternatives that you can use with the iPhone 11 to improve your charging times. These alternative chargers are safe and offer additional benefits that you may appreciate. Here are several of our favorites.

Anker USB-C Wall Charger


This powerful $26 Anker wall charger allows you to easily increase your charging power with a dependable device that’s widely compatible with Apple products. The charger features Power Delivery that offers 30W charging for extra-fast battery replenishment (you don’t need to switch between modes, it happens automatically with devices that support fast charging, like iPhones). We also like the small LED light, which makes the charger easy to find in the dark and lets you know when it’s connected.

Pair this charger with the excellent $24 Anker nylon braided cable. If you haven’t tried one of these braided cables yet, we highly suggest giving them a shot. They support power delivery charging, and they’re 6 feet long, which eliminates most distance-related charging problems. The nylon braid is also surprisingly useful, a durable material that keeps your cord from fraying or tearing long into the future.

Yootech Wireless Charging Bundle 2-Pack


There are a lot of great wireless chargers for your iPhone, but we especially like this Yootech deal for a bundle of two wireless chargers at a very affordable $20. One of the few problems with wireless charging pads is that they’re not always where you need them. With two chargers – one a stand so you can see your phone, and one a flat circle – you can put a charger on your desk and a charger by your bedside.

The 10W wireless chargers can adjust their charging based on the devices they detect, so there are no compatibility issues with your iPhone, but you still get the fastest charging possible. They’re affordable set-and-forget devices with solid online ratings.

Aillun Car Charger


If you’re looking for a great car charger that also guarantees a high-speed charge, this $7 Ailun charger is an excellent option. Designed to work with both iOS and Android devices, and with two different port options, the charger offers up to 35W of charging thanks to its Qualcomm QC 3.0 tech. It’s specifically designed to prevent overcharging and overheating, so you don’t have to worry about device safety. Just, uh, make sure you have a lighter socket in your car first.

Anker PowerCore 10000 PD

Anker Powercore 10000

On the other hand, you may be worried about getting stuck in a place where there isn’t access to charging at all. For times like these, you need a reliable charging pack that gives you an emergency charge fast when you need it. We suggest the compact yet powerful $46 Anker PowerCore 10000, which is an affordable option that still uses the best technology like Power Delivery and PowerIQ to set the charge as fast as possible for your particular device, which means you get that sweet 18W charge for your phone. It will also switch to a trickle charging for exceptionally low batteries to avoid any chance of accidentally damaging the battery. If you don’t already have a charging pack, this one is definitely worth the price.

Adam Elements 3-in-1 Fast Charger and Cable Bundle

Adam Elements

For the most impressive fast-charging experience and bang-for-your buck, you can’t go wrong with this bundle from Adam Elements. This bundle includes two incredible cables which support data transmission speeds up to 10Gbps for your charging/data syncing your MacBook and a high-power charging brick featuring the newest Power Delivery (PD3.0) and Qualcomm Quick Charge (QC3.0) technology. Bundle this with a 7.5W-10W wireless charger of your choice or use a USB-C to Lightning cable for the fastest charge possible. Did we mention international travel adapters are also included?


  1. CASA C200 Charging Cable
  2. CASA M100+ Charging Cable
  3. OMNIA P5 Quick Charge + Power Delivery Charger
  4. International Travel Adapters Supporting 150+ Countries

CASA C200 Charging Cable

  1. Strengthened connector w/ aluminum casing delivers extra durability
  2. Supports Max 100W(20V, 5A) charging output & USB 2.0, 480Mbps data sync 
  3. Seamless USB connector provides stable data transmission
  4. Adhesive strap included for organizing cables 
  5. Supports up to 20V/5A 100W charging, compatible with MacBook Pro 15″ (87W) and all other USB-C laptops

CASA M100+ Charging Cable

  1. USB 3.1 Gen2 supports data transmission speeds up to 10Gbps
  2. Supports 3A max charging performance and fast charging protocols, like QC3.0, SCP & FCP 
  3. Supports max 3A charging output and up to USB 3.1Gen 2, 10Gbps data sync 
  4. Strengthened connector w/ aluminum casing delivers extra durability 
  5. Compatible w/ USB 3.1Gen 1, USB2.0 & USB1.1 
  6. Adhesive strap included for organizing cables

OMNIA P5 Charger

  1. Features newest Power Delivery (PD3.0) and Qualcomm Quick Charge (QC3.0) Technology
  2. Supports both USB-C & USB-A ports 
  3. Supports Qualcomm Quick Charge (QC3.0): 3.6-6.5V/3A, 6.5-9V/2A, 9.1-12V/1.5A 
  4. Supports Power Delivery (PD3.0) fast charging: 5V/9V/12V/15V-3A, 20V-2.25A (Max) 
  5. Features USB-C Port PD (45W) with independent output for MacBook, 15V game console, and & USB-C devices
  6. OCP, OTP, OVP, OPP, SCP & 3.15A 250V auto-resetting fuse built-in
  7. Supports multiple outputs: USB-C PD3.0 45W & USB-A 5V/2.4A 12W in the international power standard: 100-240V 
  8. Replaceable plugs supporting more than 150 countries are included (US, UK, EU, AU standard)

Get the bundle here for only $59.

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