Apple’s 5.8-inch iPhone 8 is expected to ship with a stronger ten-watt power adapter in its box, featuring a USB-C connector and fast-charging support. That’s according to Barclays analyst Blayne Curtis’s note to clients Wednesday, a copy of which was obtained by MacRumors.

Current iPhones include a five-watt power adapter in the box.

The analyst claims that iPhone 8 will include a dedicated USB-C Power Delivery chip that enables fast charging capabilities. The new ten-watt power adapter will also sport an integrated USB-C Power Delivery chip. Both chips will be supplied by Cypress Semiconductor and it’s basically the same CYPD2104 part used in Apple’s new 10.5-inch iPad Pro.

It should be noted that iPhone 7 already supports fast-charging capability when connected to Apple’s 29-watt USB-C power adapter for MacBook via a Lightning to USB-C cable.

The new 12.9-inch iPad Pro and the 10.5-inch iPad Pro are capable of fast charging, too.

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said in March that the OLED-based iPhone 8 would retain its Lightning connector and have a dedicated USB-C Power Delivery chip on the logic board.

Assuming Curtis is right, iPhone 8 might come bundled with either a Lightning to USB-C cable or a female USB-C to male USB-A adapter with an integrated fast-charging chip so that customers could use their existing Lightning to USB cable to fast-charge the phone.

iPhone 8 concept courtesy of iFanr.

  • Abhijeet Gupta

    I’ve the 29 watt charger and it charges my 7 plus significantly faster

    • Mr.Coolfreak

      The max iPhone current iPhone cab handle is 2.1, so 10 w is the most it would help

      • Abhijeet Gupta

        Don’t have an iPad charger so using my MacBook’s

      • Tim

        So if I hook up my 85W Macbook Pro adapter, the phone should handle on its own?

    • Rowan09

      Yes very true. I noticed this a while back after buying the charging for my iPad Pro. It’s only on the 7 and iPad Pro devices it works with.

  • Charlie

    Umm as long as they don’t change it to all USB C as many of us probably already spent enough on accessories. (Although it is gonna be good in the long run)

  • Sonny

    Phil out in NY. CP3 to the Rockets. What a day, baby!

  • Mr.Coolfreak

    I don’t know why they don’t include 10 or 12 w with iPhone today, I use an iPad charger and it charges much faster

    • Sonny


    • Rowan09

      It doesn’t fit in the box and apparently making a bigger hole would cost too much.

  • Ugh, just abandon the Lightning port and go all in on USB-C already.

    • Rowan09


      • Every other mobile device and peripheral is adopting USB-C. It would be so nice to only have to deal with one cable!

    • Blacklight: Retribution

      Make Lightning 2.0.