IPhone X, 8 'fast' wireless chargers may be slower than Samsung

IPhone X, 8 'fast' wireless chargers may be slower than Samsung

Apple's new iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X support fast charging, but you'll need to buy a separate power adapter.AppleApple's new iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X finally come with the extremely worthwhile fast-charging feature that, indeed, will charge the new iPhones faster than any previous iPhone - but it won't work with the included charger.

Both the $60 Belkin Boost Up and $60 Mophie Wireless Charging Base do suggest that their 7.5 watts of power will charge a new iPhone faster than a traditional 5-watt Qi charger, and that's probably true. Apple says they can be charged to 50% in 30 minutes using one of their more powerful USB-C chargers.

Should owners really want to enjoy super-fast charging speeds for their iPhone X and iPhone 8 handsets, they should be ready to shell out extra money for any of the USB-C Power Adapters Apple is selling separately. The cost of the cheapest adapter (29W) is $49 (£49 / AU$69) from Apple. Users would also need a USB-C to Lightning Cable, and Apple charges $25 for a 1 meter cable and $35 for a cable that's twice the length as the former. It's a feature the company has also offered on its newest iPads as well; both the 10.5-inch iPad Pro and the updated 12.9-inch model supported the option when they were released earlier this year.

Still, assuming you're willing to make the investment, fast charging is a great addition to a phone.

At $700, the basic 64GB iPhone 8 costs $50 more than what the basic 32GB iPhone 7 cost at launch ($650).

Not all of it is positive, of course, in regard to the X, 8, 8 Plus, Apple Watch Series 3 and even iPads and older iPhones.