If there’s one thing everybody knows about Apple, it is that the company makes premium products. Barring a few offerings like the iPhone SE, the iPad 2017 or the MacBook Air, most other Apple products occupy the high-end spectrum of the category they are in.
The company upped the asking price for their flagship smartphone of this year — the iPhone X — to $999 from the typical $649-$769 price points of earlier models. Although smartphones have become centerpieces of everybody’s professional and personal lives, not everyone can justify paying a thousand dollars for a smartphone, especially considering people change phones every two to three years.
But beyond Apple’s iPhone X, there are some Apple accessories that are priced a bit over the top. Here’s five of the worst offenders that I’ve come across.
Disclaimer: Although this may come off as a rant, my intention is not to question why Apple charges what it does for its products; it can charge as it pleases. I only want to shed light on certain overpriced products that Apple product buyers ought to take into consideration, and maybe check alternatives where applicable.
Fast-charging has been available on Android phones across multiple price points for a couple of years now. The Moto G5 Plus is an inexpensive phone that comes bundled with a 15W charger. In comparison, the iPhone 8 and iPhone X are still bundled with a slow 5W charger in the box. So, while the 3,000mAh battery on the aforementioned Android phone charges from zero to hundred in an hour and half, a comparably-sized 2,691mAh iPhone 8 Plus battery will take nearly two-and-a-half to three hours to fill up with the bundled slow-poke charger.
But here’s the thing — although folks in the past have been using 10W iPad chargers to charge iPhones quicker, the iPhone 8 and iPhone X now officially support USB Power Delivery. This is the recommended fast-charging standard by Google to its manufacturers, and used on their Pixel phones too. But to get this rapid charging on the newer iPhones, you’ll need to buy two additional accessories — a USB-C adapter that supports USB Power Delivery and a USB-C to Lightning Cable.
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