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While the rest of the mobile industry has been promoting speedier charging with fast adapters right in the box, Apple may still be stuck in the slow lane.
Because it will take forever and a day to charge. Actually, even if it's a legit charger that properly fast charges according to USB rules, it may not work.
SuperCharge beat out Google and Apple's simpler systems as well as other adapter-based systems like OnePlus's Dash Charge and Motorola's Turbo Charge.
That might not sound like anything to you at the moment, but it actually means that fast-charging abilities won't be a privilege of the few.
More importantly, when the phone tells you that it's "charging rapidly" in cold temperatures, it just isn't. And that just won't do.
The median top rate for this phablet, as measured by one researcher, is 10.5 watts. And it's even worse if you leave the screen on.
A new cable, perhaps an extra dongle, a new power adapter and somewhat faster charging may await if you purchase an iPhone 8 from this fall.
Analyst Ming-chi Kuo claims that Apple is interested in getting USB Power Delivery spec for faster iPhone charging through a USB-C-to-Lightning cable.
In other words, duh. Why would OnePlus even bother with a video if its own fast charging standard could not win in the first place?
Google has been pressuring its manufacturer partners to support USB Power Delivery specifications for their Android Nougat devices.
Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0, Dash Charge, Super VOOC and all those other standards might have to be abandoned. Or Android Nougat, who knows?