What Apple AAPL + 2.11% iPhone XS (details) and iPhone XS Max (details) do well, they are quite right. The problem is that they are wrong, they are wrong and more tests have found a new skeleton in the closet …
Perhaps predictably (given existing complaints), the problem is related to both the new iPhone cabling with CNBC and PhoneArena describing their findings as “madly slow” and “borderline criminal” respectively.
PhoneArena breaks down the numbers in detail, revealing that when charging from plane to full with the included charger, the iPhone XS takes 3 hours and 5 minutes, while the iPhone XS takes 3 hours and 29 minutes, almost half a day of work .
“This is a border crime compared to most androids, whose quick chargers come in the box and do not require you to pay $ 68 extra for the privilege,” concludes Daniel Petrov, PhoneArena’s reviewer.
He is right. Apple prices its fast USB-C charger at $ 49 and the required cable for a USB-C meter costs $ 19. In addition, even with its fast charger, Tom’s Guide has shown that charging speeds are still behind rivals cheaper from OnePlus and LG.