During the launch event today, Apple made a big deal out of the wireless charging coming to the iPhone 8 and iPhone X. But Tim Cook & Co forgot to mention one far more important feature: The new iPhones all support fast-charging, which can juice the phone from 0-50% in just 30 minutes. This is one department where Apple has been lagging behind Android, and given the ubiquity of wired chargers over wireless, it’s frankly a much bigger deal than some stupidly-named charging mat.

Apple’s tech specs page for the iPhone X has the details on the new form of wireless charging. It claims a charge to 50% in 30 minutes, way faster than the hour-and-a-bit it currently takes on an iPhone 7.

In order to make fast charging work, you need a USB-C power adapter — which doesn’t come in the box with the new iPhones. You’ll also need a USB-C to Lightning cable, which is a definite buzzkill. Unfortunately, it’s a necessity, as the commonly-used USB-A connector tops out at 10W of power. USB-C supports charging up to 100W, and the iPhone X fast-charging likely requires around 18W.

It’s a real shame that fast-charging won’t work out of the box for the new iPhones, but it’s a classically Apple move. The iPhone has always shipped with a 5V, 1A charger, but recent iPhone models could actually charge faster if you went out and bought a separate 5V, 2.1A charger to use with your phone.

Apple also isn’t including a wireless charger in the box with the iPhone 8 or the iPhone X, so you’re mostly left to fend for yourself when it comes to accessories for the new iPhone.

Chris Mills has loved tinkering with technology ever since he worked out how to defeat the parental controls on his parents' internet. He's blogged his way through Apple events and SpaceX launches ever since, and still keeps a bizarre fondness for the Palm Pre.