Whether or not you accept Apple’s explanation of why it no longer includes a charger in the box with the new iPhone 12 series, the fact remains: the only accessory that now comes with newer phones is a USB cable. -C to Lightning which can be used with a charger for fast charging. Otherwise, you need to use a slower Lightning charger that you might already have on older iPhones. But why not take advantage of a faster charge? After all, iPhone 8 and newer models can charge quickly using USB-C adapters, and Apple says fast charging should get you up to 50% battery capacity in 30 minutes. – more or less – depending on the general condition of your phone’s battery.
For fast charging, look for a charge rate of 18W or more and USB-C, as opposed to the older, more well-known USB-A. When it comes to charging cables, look for durability. Nylon braiding and reinforced connectors reduce tangling and fraying. Most people want faster charging, and that’s available with a number of third-party USB-C wall chargers, cables, and portable chargers available for the new iPhone series. Here are some of the best we’ve found.
USB-C Power Adapters
Aukey Minima 18 W fast charger for iPhone
This fast charger, with its foldable plug, is ultra-compact for home or travel and works with USB-C devices, including the new 2020 iPhones. Use it to perpetuate your charging technology for your phone or tablet . It has protective devices that protect your devices from overheating, overloading, and excessive current. It comes in black or white.
Apple 20W USB-C Power Adapter
When you want to charge an iPhone, it is best to go straight to the source Apple for foolproof compatibility. The Apple 20W USB-C Power Adapter delivers fast and efficient charging wherever you go. Compatible with any USB – C device, Apple recommends pairing it with iPhone 8 or later to take advantage of the fast charging feature, or 11-inch iPad Pro and 12.9-inch iPad Pro ( 3rd generation) for optimal performance. There is no cable in the box, but you can use the cable that came with your iPhone 12.
RAVPower 30 W 2-Port Fast Charger
With 18W of output and a USB-C Power Delivery port, RAVpower promises to deliver 3x faster charging speed for your new iPhone – from zero to 50% in 30 minutes. The compact 2.8-ounce pocket-sized body makes it easy to store in a backpack or purse. Multiple unit charging protects your device from power surges, overheating and short circuits. It has an 18W USB-C PD 3.0 port and a 12W USB-A port to charge two devices simultaneously. It is compatible with the iPhone 12 range, iPhone 11 Pro, MacBook Pro, Macbook Air, iPad Pro, iPad mini, iPad Air and Airpods Pro.
Anker 36W 2 ports PIQ 3.0
The Anker Power 3 offers high speed charging for almost any mobile device, with high universal speed for the iPhone and other USB phones and tablets. Its compact size and foldable grip make it ready to travel to any destination from city to world. Built-in security technology provides comprehensive protection for all your devices.
ZMI zPower Turbo 65 W USB-C PD wall charger
This USB-C wall charger delivers 65W of output to power USB PD devices ranging from new smartphones, tablets and laptops and will charge your 13-inch MacBook Pro to 100% in just 2.1 hours. The unit has built-in protection against overheating, overload and short circuit. It comes with a 5ft USB-C to USB-C cable with e-mark, for USB 2.0 charging and data.
Anker iPhone 12 charger cable
This cable is compatible with any USB-C power charger (including Apple 29W, 30W, 61W, or 87W Apple USB-C Power Adapter) to charge iOS devices and provide fast charging for various brands of Apple devices and others. Made from tough and durable two-tone nylon, it’s double braided to stand out from all your other cables. It claims to last 30 times longer than regular cables and has passed Mfi (Made for iPod) certification and strict quality controls for safe Apple charging.
Jsaux iPhone 12 charging cable
The Jsaux USB C to Lightning Cable, complete with MFi (Made for iPod) certification means it has undergone strict quality testing to ensure the safety of Apple devices during high speed fast charging. Power Delivery Fast Charging lets you charge your iPhone 12 from zero to 50% in 30 minutes for iPhone 12, 12 Mini, 12 Pro, 12 Pro Max, 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max, SE, X, XS , XR, XS Max, 8, 8 Plus and other newer models when using your USB-C power charger (Apple 18W, 20W, 29W, 30W, 61W or 87W USB-C Power Adapter). This cable also has the latest C94 lightning end, specially designed for fast charging.
USB-C portable chargers
Miady 10000 mAh Dual USB Portable Charger
The 10,000mAh Power Bank battery includes two portable chargers that allow you to charge mobile devices without being near an outlet. Each fully charges 2.4 times for iPhone X, 3.6 times for iPhone 8, and 2.2 times for and Samsung Galaxy S9. Each has 2 USB output ports that detect all connected devices to distribute output up to 5V 2.1A. USB C and Micro USB ports can fully charge the battery in 5 hours at 5V 2.0. The Li-polymer battery is safe, light and slim with a grippy exterior that is easy to hold and carry around town in your backpack or purse.
RAVPower portable charger
This muscular portable charger, with its 20,000mAh capacity, can charge your phone, tablet, or almost any USB device including laptops, tablets and smartphones multiple times before going out. Its 18W PD and QC output for fast charging speeds takes your new iPhone up to 50% in 30 minutes. The built-in UL certified battery cell and comprehensive charging protections make you and your device safer. There are several ways to charge the power bank in as little as 5.5 hours.