2018 iPhones May Require an Official Fast Charger With USB-C Authentication to Work

Daphne Planca
2:55 PM

Many are hoping to get more benefits from the fast charging of the 2018 iPhones, especially if you are fond of having chargers in more than one place like at home and at work area. However, it seems that these might unlikely happen when they use many third-party chargers. The reports kept on increasing this situation.

According to MacRumors, the tech giant Apple is rumored to push a faster 18W power adapter with the 2018 iPhones. The third-party fast compatibility may be limited. This rumored charger is capable of fast charging and will be unveiled this coming September.

The report from Japanese blog Mac Otakara just cited some information from the suppliers. In the report, the third-party fast chargers may require USB-C Authentication certification (C-AUTH) to have the capability to charge the next-generation devices at full speeds.

If ever the charger is not certified, the devices will automatically display a warning and limit charging speeds to a maximum of 2.5W. However, the power will not be limited except if the charger and cable adhere to the authentication standard.

Just so you will know, this authentication is meant to give protection against noncompliant USB chargers in the market. This mitigates risks from maliciously embedded hardware or software in USB devices, which is in line with the tech company’s goal. This also provides extra security not only for the upcoming devices but also to the users themselves.

You can still be able to use Apple chargers and cables since the company has been one of over 1,000 member companies of the USB Implementers Forum. A wide variety of brands of USB compliant fast chargers are already available in the market.

So, before you will pick up a random fast charger from Amazon with fast-charging technology, it may be a good idea to check first the list to see if the charger meets the authentication standard for power delivery or the company is, in fact, a member.

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