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It looks like Apple is making the move to adopt USB-C with this year’s new iOS hardware. However, unlike the recent rumors that proposed that Apple would be dropping the Lightning Connector from the iPhone in favor of USB-C this year or next, the new charger in the leaked imaged above is more likely to be for use with their USB-C to Lightning Cables. This is good news in my book, as all of our older accessories will still work while Apple gradually phases in the new USB-C bricks.
One slightly controversial subject surrounding the iPhones 8, 8 Plus, and X is the inclusion of fast charging capability. What has made it so is the fact that, like the iPad Pro before them, these devices don’t ship with a charging brick or cable that are capable of meeting the required specs. I will get into what I think are the reasons behind this omission in a moment, but first, let’s take a look at how it works based on some testing I’ve been doing with a couple of compatible chargers.
We are down to less than two days left before the iPhone X arrives for those of us fortunate enough to get them on launch day. We’ve already covered the merits of AppleCare+, Cases, and Screen Protectors and dealing with a lack of a headphone jack in preparation for Friday, so the major “extras” are covered. Now is a good time to switch gears and look at some options to enhance your charging experience, as well as options to make some of the $1000+ you just dropped on the X back on some older hardware you may be ready to unload.
I have been pretty critical of the insanity of this year’s upgrade cycle up to this point. It has been non-stop, wall-to-wall pictures and leaks and guesses, and worst of all, over-reactions and illegitimate comparisons with already released devices. However, with all of the money that is riding on getting real information on the iPhone 8 early, and with lots of sticky fingers and loose lips all along the supply chain, the details were eventually going to come out. Apple’s current focus on secrecy aside, this was all but inevitable.
Today’s featured deal is a multi-use battery back up option for the growing number of USB-C/A devices out in the wild. Even with a movement toward a universal standard for charging, there are still a variety of charging needs and connections for the most popular mobile devices and laptops. Wouldn’t it be great if you had a little help in situations like these where you didn’t want too have to carry a different cable for each and every device that you might need to top off the battery? Now you have an option that charges both USB Type A & C devices, as well as fishing the process at an accelerated rate. For a limited time you can pick up a Nifty C PowerPod Battery Pack for USB-C/A Devices for only $49.99 and start charging your devices with ease. Here’s some info about the Nifty C PowerPod Battery Pack and how you can take advantage of this deal while it lasts…
Chargers are included with just about every new tech device these days, but what works for one, won’t necessarily work for another, and nobody wants to carry snakes and snakes of wires around all the time. With the PowerPod from Nifty, you’ll get a high-powered charger with USB Type A and Type C compatibility, allowing you to power most smart phones up to six times faster, and other USB devices like GoPros and vaporizers up to nine times faster. Charge your devices on the commute with the PowerPod, and it’s the only charger you’ll need all day.
- Qualcomm Fast Charge 2.0 charges iPhone 7 up to 4.5 times faster, Google Pixel up to 3.3 times faster & adds hours of power to laptops
- Compatible w/ the brand new, USB Type C MacBook Pro
- Packs up for travel easily
To see more details, and to place an order, visit this iPad Insight Deals page.