Every iPhone from the 3G in 2008 until the iPhone 11 in 2019 was packaged with a 5W USB Power Adapter in the box. While Apple has stopped including a charger with its iPhones, the company continues to sell the classic adapter. This may not be the case for long, as the slow 5-watt charging speed and its USB type-A connector is going the way of the dinosaurs.
Apple has updated the World Travel Adapter Kit, changing the contents of the package and the price. Those traveling to Brazil will find a newly included AC adapter plug, making it possible to connect to Type N electrical outlets. This brings the total number of plugs in the kit to seven.
The price of the adapter kit on the Apple Store has dropped $10, reducing the cost of the new kit to $29. One reason for the lower price may be that Apple has stopped shipping a USB cable and power adapter in the box.
Lugging around a bunch of different power adapters for all of your electronic devices can be a real drag. Even though iPhone owners who happen to have an iPad can bring one USB power plug, only one device can be charged up at a time. All this could be set to change if a new Apple patent discovered by Patently Apple comes to fruition.
The system Apple proposes involves an intelligent power adapter, that would give the proper amount of voltage to multiple devices at once. One plug would go into an AC outlet, while several devices are connected by various means to the main unit, which automatically determines which units are compatible for charging.