Will this charge my iPhone 5 faster than the adapter that came with it and if so, by how much?

  • Asked by Mimi O from Costa Mesa
  • 23-Nov-2012
Apple 12W USB Power Adapter

Apple 12W USB Power Adapter

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1 Answer from the Community

  • Mimi,

    Sadly the answer is no. I bought this charger hoping to reduce the charging time on my iPhone 4 from 90 minutes to about 40. Well it was wishful thinking. It took the exact amount of time to charge a fully depleted battery as the compact 5w charger that comes with all the iPhones: 90 minutes.

    On the plus side, it is only $19.00 and it is fully compatible with every iPad, iPhone, and I believe every iPod(except the shuffle) made within the last 5+ years. Basically, it is a universal "i" charger. Universal yes, faster .....no.

    • Answered by Steven K from Brookline
    • 31-Jul-2013