HR19, 26 Mar 2016That math is in correct. It's not 64% faster, it's almost 300% faster. When comparing number... moreI think you forgot to subtract 1...If the new charger went to 5% in the same amount of time as the original you would say it's just as fast, not 100% faster (5÷5=1.0). 2.8-1 = 1.8
Regardless, you did point out the mistake.
And more importantly (for me) is this points out how Apple squeezes as much money as they can from their customers.
Menorca Man, 27 Mar 2016Hmm, suggest you read a few technical article regarding Li-ion charge cycles/elevated temperat... more I've had my iPad Pro for almost 5 months now and have only used an AAPs (Apple Authorized Part) on it it for a safe, short-term replacement until the times when an Apple Lightening/USB cable crimped and I purchased an Anker cable to take it's place until the replacement Apple cable arrived. It's possible, I suppose (as I'm no electrician, electrical engineer, etc.), that the Anker parts somehow destroyed the charging mechanism (?) but, of all of the admissions of people using OTA (Other Than Apple) parts don't seem to exhibit any more problems than those using APPs, I don't see a correlation.
So I ordered the fast-charging items described in this article. APPs that allegedly allow the battery in the iPad Pro charge more quickly. If they work, great. If they seem to degrade more quickly, I'll have two years to measure performance and make a decision.
It's too good a choice to pass up.
Anonymous, 27 Mar 2016Fast charging is handy but also a perfect way to kill you battery in 1 year. Why? Batteries... moreWhy is it ifans always make excuses when Apple products come up short or lack features. Fast charging is fantastic, it is as important as battery life. Over the normal life of a phone fast charging has little effect of battery deterioration based on my experience with several different phones.
Menorca Man, 27 Mar 2016Hmm, suggest you read a few technical article regarding Li-ion charge cycles/elevated temperat... moreipad 3 user feel the struggle .. with 10000 smth maph
hate charging this bulky crap
id be glad to charge it 2x faster i give 0 shit about battery coz more ppl break or change older device before caring about battery and life :D
id rather charge 2x faster in exchange of 20% batt :)
Tech-9, 27 Mar 2016i bet you like to wait 21h instead 7h to fully charge arent you ?Hmm, suggest you read a few technical article regarding Li-ion charge cycles/elevated temperatures and then decide whether to stick with a longer charge time, pay someone to open up your Apple device and fit a new battery or ditch it completely and pay the usual Apple premium to buy a new device!!
Apple just up to its usual tricks (milking its customers) I'm afraid. Here in the European Union (EU) a ruling came out a few years ago that all new mobile phones, tablets, etc had to be charged via Micro-USB. When Apple changed over to the lightning port they got around the ruling by bringing out a Lightning to Micro USB adapter. Did all Apple iPhones and iPads sold in the EU come with this adapter in the box? Did they heck!! Punters had to purchase them separately for an extra 25Â€!! Fortunately other manufacturers soon began marketing much cheaper versions of the same thing. Probably the only reason Apple didn't set their lawyers onto those manufacturers was that they realised they were skating on thin ice!!
Fast charging is handy but also a perfect way to kill you battery in 1 year.
Why? Batteries hate high temperatures and fast charging does make batteries get hot.
Changing a battery would be nice but... all of them are build in in a irritating way to change by yourself...
Anonymous, 27 Mar 2016A lot of android fans on here giving mean comments on the article as if they actually have the... moreA couple points:
1. It's an open forum.
2. Personally, it's because of crap like this, plus the quality issues, that I no longer buy iphones (former owner/user of iphone, 3gs, 4s, 5).
Question: Do you think Apple doing things like this is good for their customers? Perhaps you believe most Apple customer's are too stupid to notice they're getting ripped off and nobody should complain.
pt020, 26 Mar 2016Is the box for free?Only if you buy the $15 cloth, bio-degradable Apple branded carrying bag. Otherwise, it will cost you $20 :)
A lot of android fans on here giving mean comments on the article as if they actually have the aforementioned product to be affected by the issue at hand. Why worry if you do not even like Apple?? Makes me think that you are just obsessed with everything Apple does and too ashamed to admit it. C'mon android fans...go comment on the upcoming HTC 10 or something and leave the Apple articles alone woud you!!
Anonymous, 26 Mar 2016$79 for a proper ungimped charger that should've been bundled to begin with?Ungimped - LOL
M4C4R3, 26 Mar 2016Not a helpful review, try to keep your opinion out of itlol, a review is an opinion buddy :D (its done by a person or 2). whether its biased or not is the key to a good review, and this one looks good to me :)
how greedy is apple gonna get? i mean the charger is useless with the cable and vice versa... so why sell them separately??
Still, i can see the end result. People will complain, still buy it, and praise it... pathetic :-/
Angry Mobile Nerd, 26 Mar 2016Yeah, think of it as upgrading. A lot of laptops are sold with only 4gb of ram (ie. Hp) but a... moreUpgrading? Sometimes my iPad Pro drains battery while I'm charging it if I use it. This charger should 100% be included in the box.
Angry Mobile Nerd, 26 Mar 2016Yeah, think of it as upgrading. A lot of laptops are sold with only 4gb of ram (ie. Hp) but a... moreDon't be stupid... GSM arena reported truth... They have the hardware in the device and removed it's appropriate charger. Can't you see the obvious....? Go and buy the charger.... I hate what they did with their Macs.... Same statics... We were so dumb.......
Stupid people become so dump to buy that much expensive charger they could include that in the box with the device... Now I-zombies will buy that and then greedy company will change the power socket again....... And all of you will buy a "better charger" again....