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In comments, via the contact form and directly by e-mail, questions from readers arrive here in the blog from time to time. One of the readers' questions recently was: "Do iPhone X and iPhone 8 support Qualcomm Quick Charge?“- To answer this question, you could just say“ No ”or provide some additional information about fast charging of smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices. And I would like to do the latter in the following. So you can understand why you cannot charge the iPhone 8 or iPhone X with Quick Charge and what is needed instead.
With the Apple iPhone 8, its Plus model and the Apple iPhone X, there is the option of charging the battery very quickly. The so-called fast charging is used with the standard USB Power Delivery realized, which comes in connection with a USB-C or Thunderbolt 3 connection. With USB Power Delivery (USB-PD for short), up to 100 watts of power at 5 to 20 volts are possible. If you get a power bank or a charger with USB-PD, you also need a USB-C to Lightning cable, then fast charging works with the 2017 smartphone models from Apple. You will get a list of original Apple accessories in this post. Has details on USB, USB-C and Power Delivery usb.org for you.
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Quick Charge from Qualcomm, also simply called QC for short, is now in its third generation - i.e. Qualcomm Quick Charge 3 or QC 3. This quick charging technology can be used in devices that have the corresponding chips and systems from Qualcomm installed. With the last generations of the iPhone, Apple and Qualcomm worked well together and in Cupertino Smartphones were designed with the appropriate components. However, Apple and Qualcomm are now at odds – Apple is said to have passed on industry-related secrets to Intel. The end of the story: The cooperation is more or less on hold and neither the iPhone 8 nor the iPhone X supports Qualcomm's Quick Charge 3. You can get more information about QC in this FAQ.
For example, if you are looking for a 36W charger that provides you with the power to charge your iPhone X or iPhone 8 faster via the cigarette lighter in your car, then you will find a selection from Belkin, AUKEY and POWERocker in this overview. With a USB-C to USB-C cable you can also use the car chargers to charge the Apple MacBook (Pro) with Thunderbolt 3 connection. Not at high speed, but at least at a low price in the car. In the future, a few more chargers with USB Power Delivery for the Apple iPhone will be presented here in the blog. So secure the notifications for Safari, Google Chrome and Co. or write to you to the newsletter mailing list a ;)
After graduating from high school, Johannes completed an apprenticeship as a business assistant specializing in foreign languages. But then he decided to research and write, which resulted in his independence. For several years he has been working for Sir Apfelot, among others. His articles include product introductions, news, manuals, video games, consoles, and more. He follows Apple keynotes live via stream.