All iPhones released in 2017 and 2018 support USB-C fast charging, but you wouldn’t think it from the way Apple still ships the original 5w iPhone charger in the box.
It does sell an 18w USB-C charger and a USB-C to Lightning cable, but neither are cheap. Somewhat predictably, you can get the same charging speed while spending a fraction of the money by going third-party.
If you picked up Apple’s official pairing we just mentioned, you’d have to spend around $50 to do it. But if you want the same functionality and don’t mind going third-party, Anker has you covered.
We’ve long been fans of Anker’s work, and we use plenty of charging accessories with their name on. So with that in mind, we took notice when we spotted that you can get an Anker USB-C to Lightning cable for just $15.99, and a USB-C 18w Power Delivery charger for just $17.99. We’ll save you doing the mental arithmetic – that pairing will cost just $32.98.
Of course, that USB-C PD charger will also charge other things, too. That includes the iPad Pro and Android devices, so you’re getting a multi-functional charger for a fraction of the price of Apple’s. Throw in the cheap cable, and you’re good to go. That cable is MFi certified, too!
With the time savings made possible with super fast USB-C charging, it’s well worth getting this setup for those times you need to get some extra power into an iPhone, but don’t have time to wait.
Buy: USB C 18W Power Delivery Charger, Anker PowerPort PD from Amazon: $17.99 | $20
Buy: Anker USB C to Lightning Cable [3ft Apple MFi Certified] from Amazon: $15.99 | $18
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