According to known Apple leaker, Mr. White, Apple’s upcoming iPhone 12 may ship with a 20-watt USB-C PD power adapter.
This is a slight boost over the iPhone 11 Pro, which includes an 18W charger. Unlike low power chargers that trickle charge your phone, these high power chargers will fast charge your battery, cranking up the battery capacity to 50 percent in a mere 30 minutes.
Mr. White shared these details on Twitter, where he posted several photos of a prototype charger. In one image, the charger is enclosed inside a transparent casing, most likely for research and development purposes.
The second photo shows the typical white charger with the 20W label and other markings such as model number, input and output specifications, and more.
Apple last year introduced the 18W charger and a fast-charging feature that’ll charge a compatible iPhone or iPad in a fraction of the time. The fast-charging system includes an Apple USB-C to Lightning cable that is paired with a USB-C power adapter. Check out this even more powerful fast-charging system with an incredible 45W of power.
Apple added the 18W power adapter with the iPhone 11 Pro, but not the iPhone 11. The iPhone 11 model still supports fast charging, but you’d have to purchase the 18W adapter as a separate accessory.
In his Tweet, Mr. White only mentions the iPhone 12 and doesn’t call out the iPhone 12 Pro specifically. We don’t know, at this point, whether all the iPhone 12 models will ship with the 20W adapter or just the Pro models.
Apple is rumored to be working on two Pro models and two entry-level models. The 6.7-inch and 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Pro models may be high-end devices with an OLED 120Hz display and a triple-lens camera.
Apple may also be working on 5.4-inch and 6.1-inch entry-level models with a standard OLED display and dual-lens camera. All iPhone 12 models are expected to be announced and go on sale sometime this fall.