So the iPhone 12 is rumored to come without a charger like the latest iPads. For those who want to charge quickly and therefore aren’t keen on using one of those old Apple 5W chargers still lying around, there’s some great choice out there. Rather than get some overly large and expensive USB-C charger from Apple, here are two great picks.
This Aukey is Wirecutter’s pick for a phone charger. It supports 18W and yet thanks to its GaN design it’s about as large as Apple’s old 5W charger. It has a foldable plug (unlike Apple’s) making it even more compact and easy to carry around (1.42” x 1.42” x 1.18”, 42g/1.48oz). Right now Amazon has it for $10.39 (coupon applied). Unbeatably inexpensive for a great little charger.
If you prefer white, the Aukey becomes a bit more expensive ($14). And at that price you might as well consider this awesome 30W RAV Power charger ($16 right now, but often $14 with coupon). It’s also based on a GaN design and has a super compact form factor with a foldable plug (1.65” x 1.65” x 1.11”, 60g/2.1oz). Best thing about this charger is that since it supports 30W, you can use this same charger also for your MBA or iPad. I have the 61W version of this thing for my new 13" MBP and it’s been just great (small, light, reliable).
Don’t just blindly hand over your money to Apple for something they used to include for free. Get something better, smaller, and less expensive instead.