Apple just cannot catch a break, can it? After the chip gate issue where it was revealed that Apple is using two different manufacturers to supply the SoC to the new phones, the next potentially major controversy to engulf the Cupertino brand is the fact that there may well be some inconsistency with the wall charger that Apple is bundling with their latest iPhones. It may sound strange, but even last year it was reported that Apple missed a trick by just bundling a 5 Watt charger with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus when it was shown that the 12 Watt charger of the iPads charged the iPhones faster. GSMArena ran an exhaustive test too confirming that the bigger charger will charge your iPhone 6/6 Plus faster, early this year.
This year though, it has come to our observation that Apple has rolled out heavier charger in some of the markets with the new iPhones and India is one of the countries that is getting what looks like a 10 Watt charger, an upgrade from the 5 Watt charger that people in the United States have been getting. Based on my personal experience of using the iPad charger with my iPhone 6, I can vouch for the fact that the charging times are definitely faster with a bigger charger than the normal 5 Watt charger bundled and if Apple has indeed bundled this in the Indian Retail packaging it is good news.
Our observation is based on several iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus videos that we saw on Youtube and most of our friends in America (and globally from the likes of PhoneArena) showcased the normal 5 Watt charger in their video. However, Mahesh Telecom, a retailer in India in his video, explicitly showcased the 10 Watt charger with his iPhone 6s. Upon further investigation, we looked up at Times of India, who have the unboxing video of both, the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus confirming the bigger chargers in India. On Twitter too, on digging this issue further, it was confirmed by Anupam Saxena of TOI that there does seem to be a charger discrepancy and the new iPhones in India have bigger chargers as compared to those in the United States.
So, what is it about the varying chargers packed by Apple? We await the confirmation from Apple, but it does look like another surprise that Apple has decided to include and not really talk about.
Edit: Rakesh on Twitter has uploaded the picture of the bigger charger included in the Indian retail packaging
Apple is including a 10w power adapter with the iPhone 6s Plus. pic.twitter.com/efcNbtH64N
— Rakesh (@rakeshkhabiya) October 18, 2015