iPhone 16 Pro Could Get True Fast Charging Capabilities

Although the iPhone 15 (review) and iPhone 15 Pro (review) arrived with slightly faster charging times than their predecessors, the rating still lags considerably when compared to other alternative high-end smartphones. However, it seems Apple has an ace up its sleeve with this year’s iPhone 16 Pro duo touted to feature far faster wired and wireless charging speeds.

According to Chinese news outlet ITHome (via MacRumors), the iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max will receive significantly improved charging ratings. The wired charging speed is said to jump from 27 watts max to 40 watts while the MagSafe wireless charging is boosted to 20 watts from 15 watts.

Will the iPhone 16 Pro charge twice as fast as the iPhone 15 Pro?

If this report were to materialize, the wired charging speed is already a sizeable improvement given the iPhone 15 Pro can already be charged from 0 to 50 percent in just 30 minutes with a compatible adapter. With a 40-watt speed, this will likely reduce the charging time on the iPhone 16 Pro (Max) by several minutes or even close to half the time required.

The faster MagSafe charging aligns with how the iPhone 16 Pro duo will sport an updated magnetic coil on their back panels. The new design could have helped Apple optimize the efficiency and speed when topping up the new iPhones‘ juice via MagSafe.

OnePlus 12 charger animation showing in the display
In the US, wired fast charging reaches up to 80W, while in Europe it goes up to 100W — as shown here. / © nextpit

Either way, it would make sense for Apple to bring charging enhancements to the iPhones as many Chinese manufacturers already offer crazy charging speeds on their devices. For instance, the OnePlus 12 (review) is capable of performing quick charging at speeds of up to 100 watts, fully refilling the handset in less than half an hour.

At the same time, the iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max are touted to include bigger batteries, so faster charging speeds would prove to be more than useful for many.

Of course, there is still an ongoing debate between users on what the optimal charging rating in smartphones should be and whether we really need these blazingly fast speeds, if at all.

What about you? What are your thoughts on prominent manufacturers slowly adopting these fast charging standards? Share your answers in the comments.

Via: MacRumors


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