Before this year, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities said the widely rumored 5.8-inch iPhone having an OLED screen will feature a Lightning connector with USB-C Power Delivery that permits rapid charging capacities. Lending credence to this rumor, ” Barclays analyst Blayne Curtis now at a research note said the so-called “iPhone 8” will come bundled with a 10W power adapter with a USB-C connector and an incorporated USB-C Power Delivery processor.
Curtis said the USB-C Power Delivery processors built in both the iPhone and 10W power adapter would be provided by Cypress Semiconductor. The research note indicates it’ll be the same CYPD2104 chip employed in the new 10.5-inch iPad Pro.
An excerpt from the Barclays research note edited for clarity and distributed to customers:
We believe in the iPhone 8, Apple likely includes Cypress Semiconductor’s USB-C Power Delivery chip in the phone and another chip inside the power brick in the box (likely a brand new 10W, which will use a more integrated solution using Cypress Power Delivery).
Like the newest 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro, the so-called “iPhone 8” will be capable of fast charging using Lightning to USB-C cable attached into the newest 10W power jack or Apple’s 29W USB-C power adapter for MacBook.
Back in March, KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo stated the entire iPhone lineup of this year would include charging capabilities with Apple’s Lightning. Formerly, rumors had indicated Apple would replace Lightning with USB-C, at least.
This fall, Apple’s anticipated to announce the iPhone 8 alongside a 4.7-inch “iPhone 7s” and 5.5-inch “iPhone 7s Plus.” According to this latest rumor, the iPhone 8 may send into cable using Lightning.
Interestingly, the newly published 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Guru don’t ship together with Lightning to USB-C cables. Rather, they come bundled with cable with Lightning. Just with Apple’s.
Just with Apple’s 29W USB-C power adapter for MacBook can these tablets utilize charging.
Latest iPhones utilize the 5W Power Adapter for iPhone, while Apple’s pills utilize the 12W Power Adapter for iPad. Slower USB-A interfaces are used by both.