Will the 87W power adapter charge the iPhone 8 plus faster than the 29W power adapter?

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    It’s possible, but there is only so much power an iPhone can take in at once. Most tests I’ve seen show the 12W iPad brick charging at about the same rate as the 29W “fast charger,” and I doubt you can get any quicker than that. Either way, it won’t hurt the battery.

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  • There appears to be some good news for MacBook owners, though. If you own a 2016 or later edition of the MacBook Pro with a USB-C charger, it looks as though you can use your 87W or 61W USB charger to quick charge your iPhone 8, 8+ or X, regardless of the difference in wattage. It's welcome news that Apple has introduced a fast-charge capability for the iPhone (and let's face it, it's well past time), but it wouldn't be Apple if they didn't make us shell out for extra chargers and cables.

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  • I tried to charge my iPhone 8 from 1% battery to 100% with 87W power adapter and USB-C to Lighting 1 meter long Apple cable. It took 1 hour and 35 minutes. Not bad when I am in rush and need to charge ASAP. However I am using good old 1A chager from the iPhone box on regular basis in order to save the battery life.

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