From what I understand, many of Apple’s iOS (and iPad OS) capable devices are capable of fast charging since the iPhone 6 (6s?) was released. And nowadays, all MacBooks (MacBook, MacBook Pro and MacBook Air) are all capable of fast charging.
But no matter what specs I look at — Apple or even third party websites like EveryMac — I can only seem to get the broadest and most basic power specs; such as basic AC requirements and battery life data. I can’t seem to find any fast charging values and data.
Is there a source of info on what the fast charge rates (wired and wireless) and capabilities are for modern Apple devices?
This question is spurred by the fact that:
- I have an iPhone 8 that only seems to charge at an 11-12W fast charging rate even when connected to higher wattage chargers via USB C. Confirmed using an inline voltage tester using official Apple USB to Lightning cables (USB A and USB C).
- But I also have a MacBook Air (2019) that comes with a 30W charger but can fast charge at 45W when a capable charger is connected.
- Similar with an iPad Mini (2019) that came with a 12W charger but can charge at 18W.
I like the fact I have devices that can fast charge, but it would be nice to know — at a glance and without per-device testing — what rate devices can be fast charged at.