Ken Shirriff has torn down one of Apple’s iPhone chargers on his blog, and he’s made a number of interesting discoveries. First, they are very different to similar products from the likes of Samsung, and it’s clear the Cupertino company has a heavy focus on quality and safety — though that’s hardly surprising when we’re talking about Apple.
The iPhone charger is a switching power supply that turns the input power on and off around 70,000 times a second to get the right output voltage. As you can see from the image above, the charger consists of two circuit boards, both slightly under one inch square in size. The one at the top is the primary board, which handles the high voltage input circuitry, while the one at the bottom handles the low voltage output circuitry.
|Charger current||1A||1.2 A|
|Plug design||Permanently put||Can be removed and folded over.|
|Type of port||Lightining/30 pin socket depending on the model||Lightning|
|Amps||1 amp||2 amps|
|Additional feature||Can be charged through USB port of computer system and for this a separate port compatible with USB port is provided||Can be charged through USB port of computer system and for this a separate port compatible with USB port is provided|
In fact, Apple has gone to great lengths to ensure those tiny iPhone chargers are safe and efficient, and it uses state of the art technology to do that — which is why its chargers are more expensive than most.
Look, your iPhone is stylish, why shouldn’t the way you charge it be the same? Today the good folks over at Canada’s AR Designs are back with something new and quite impressive. Today we get our first look at The OvRcharge iPhone Charger By AR Designs. This outstanding and clean design is an impressive new wireless charger that levitates your iPhone in the process.