The iPhone 12 series introduced a host of firsts such as 5G support, a LiDAR sensor, Ceramic Shield protection, and new camera tricks. However, there’s another aspect that caught the attention of tech media and potential buyers alike – Apple’s decision to not bundle a charging brick in the retail package. Apple removed the charger from iPhone 12 series’ retail box to reduce e-waste, which is acceptable to a certain extent. But for first-time iPhone buyers who don’t necessarily have an Apple charger lying around, the prospect of spending extra cash on a power adapter after shelling out $699 or more on an iPhone 12 series device is not all too appealing.
If you happen to fall in the latter category, or simply don’t have a spare charger eating dust in a cabinet, you’ll have to buy one. We’ve compiled a handy list of the best power adapters for the iPhone 12 series that you’ll definitely find helpful. Before we get to the list, do keep in mind that the iPhone 12 series only supports fast charging with chargers that have an output of 20W or higher. Let’s get to the list now:
Anker’s 30W 2 Port Fast Charger is pocket-friendly, both in terms of size and pricing. The USB Type-C Power Delivery port has a maximum output of 18W, which means it won’t kick off fast charging on the iPhone 12 series, but the 18W wattage will still be enough to replenish its battery at a respectable rate.
Just like the RAVPower adapter mentioned above, the AUKEY Omnia 65W 2-port fast charger also uses the GaN tech. And even if both ports are being used, the USB Type – C outlet can deliver 45W of power, which means it can fast charge the iPhone 12 series and can also juice up your laptop and tablets with ease.
That sums up our list of the best power adapters for the iPhone 12 series. If I were to pick one (which I am pretty sure I have to because the iPhone 12 Mini’s charm is irresistible to me), I’d go with the Anker Nano 20W charger. This charger is tiny but provides enough juice to fast charge any iPhone 12 model you buy. And since I am on the move a lot, the convenience of having a power adapter that I can easily fit in a bag, or even my jeans pocket, is extremely appealing to me.
However, if you want more bangs for your bucks and value versatility, the AUKEY Omnia 65W 2-Port fast charger is the one you should to your cart. It is neither too heavy nor too expensive at $37.99, especially considering the fact it opts for the more efficient GaN technology which is better at heat management. Plus, 45W Power Delivery output ensures that you can charge your MacBook, iPad, or any other laptop simultaneously with your iPhone 12. Actually, I will most likely pick this one too down the road, because carrying a bulky laptop is just another hassle.
And case your iPhone 12 shopping list also includes other accessories, check out our articles detailing the best screen protectors for the iPhone 12 and the best protective cases for the iPhone 12.