Apple price cut further fuels iPhone 2018 speculation

Apple has cut the price of the its USB-C to Lightning cable, amid reports it’ll finally drop the USB-A standard with its 2018 iPhone releases.

The 1-metre USB-C to Lightning cable is now $19 on Apple’s website, down from the previous asking price of $25. That’s the same price of the USB-A cable currently shipping with the all iPhone models.

This wouldn’t be a hugely newsworthy move from Apple if it weren’t for rumours Apple was planning to make the switch to USB-C cables and charging plugs.

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This could lead to faster charging for iPhone handsets, enabling the devices to be charged from 0-50% in around half-an-hour.

Earlier this month an image from Weibo suggested the 18W plug and Lightning to USB-C cable is bring lined up to replace the USB-A solution that currently ships with the iPhone.

If Apple does decide to bundle-in the alternate charging combination, it would also save power-chasing iPhone users a few bucks. Currently, the $19 USB-C cable needs a $49 USB-C MacBook Adapter to enjoy the benefits of faster charging.

News of the price cut comes as Apple continues to drag its heels when it comes to the wireless AirPower charging mat, which was announced alongside the iPhone X in September.

The mat, which can charge compatible iPhone, Apple Watch and AirPods simultaneously, is yet to hit the shelves. Apple hasn’t yet revealed an official price or release date for the accessory and rumours of a March arrival were unfounded.

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