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Many of Apple’s policies are consumer friendly — surprisingly so, at times. But Apple is still in the business of making money, and there are some things the company does that are infuriating. Not supporting microSD memory cards is at the top of the list for sure, but Apple’s refusal so far to include a fast charger in the box with iPhones that support fast charging is a close second. That’s right, you can actually more than triple the speed at which your iPhone charges with the right hardware. First, you’ll need an 18W USB-C wall adapter since that’s the iPhone’s maximum charging rate, and we recommend the $14 iClever 18W USB C Power Delivery Charger. Then you’ll need a USB-C to Lightning cable, of course, and the Anker USB C to Lightning Cable costs $4 less than the one Apple sells.

iClever 18W USB C Power Delivery Charger

  • Universal Power Delivery USB-C Port: It doesn’t matter if it’s a phone, a tablet, a power bank, or something in between–if it’s a USB-C device, the iClever 18w USB-C Compact Wall Charger can do it all at full speed. Just insert your USB-C cord
  • Lightning-fast Charging: Bring your devices back to life in record time. This small but mighty adapter pumps 18W of power into your devices for quick, effortless charging. It’s ideal for high-powered devices like iPhone XS/XS Max/XR/X/8 Plus/8, Google Pixel 2/2 XL, a variety of Huawei models, and so much more
  • Safe and Reliable: Worried about device damage? Don’t be! We’ve built in a variety of safeguards to protect your devices from harm. This USB-C PD charger prevents short circuits, over-current, over-voltage, overheating
  • Compact and Travel Ready: There are few things more annoying than a dead phone in the middle of the day. The travel-friendly iClever wall plug will keep you
  • What’s in My Order? Each order includes iClever 18W Wall Charger and a handy user manual. You’ll also get a 30-day money back guarantee, an 18 month replacement warranty, and a lifetime of friendly customer service

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Anker USB C to Lightning Cable

  • Power Delivery: Use this cable with your USB-C Power Delivery charger (including Apple 18W 29W, 30W, 61W, or 87W USB-C Power Adapter) to charge your iOS device, and access fast-charging for iPhone 8, 8 Plus, X, XS, XR, XS Max, and later models.
  • Charge and Sync: Connect your iPhone, iPad, or iPod with Lightning connector to your USB-C or Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) enabled Mac and iPad Pro to seamlessly sync & charge.
  • Ultimate Durability: Lasts 12× longer than other cables and proven to withstand over 12000 bends in strict laboratory tests.
  • MFi: MFi certification and strict quality testing ensure your Apple devices are charged safely, at their fastest possible speed..
  • A Cable for Life: We’re so confident about Powerline II’s long-lasting performance that we gave it a hassle-free, lifetime warranty.

iPhone 12 Charger Cable, Anker USB C to Lightning Cable [3ft Apple MFi Certified] Powerline II… Price:$12.99 Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission Buy Now


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