For the first time since the original iPhone was released in 2007, Apple is finally upgrading the included plug and cable in the box: the newly announced iPhone 11 Pro is – finally – supplied with a fast-charging 18 W USB – C charger and a USB-C to Lighting cable in the box.
Unfortunately, the change is not universal: the cheaper iPhone 11 still comes with the same, awful 5W brick and USB-A cable that Apple has been offering for over a decade, despite the same fast-charging capabilities as the iPhone 11 Pro, which means you you still have to search for a new brick and cable if you want to charge it faster, or even connect to a modern Apple laptop.
Yet the change – at least for the more expensive iPhones – is a nice one, since it is the first time that Apple has made fast charging available for every phone directly out of the box, despite the fact that it has offered the feature since 2017.
And while it's not really a USB-C iPhone (maybe next year!), It's a good start to provide support for the primary modern port standard at least at a certain level.