No, fast charging won't hurt your iPhone

One user did the ultimate test

It’s long been suspected that fast charging your iPhone kills its battery.

One enterprising user put it to the test. For an entire year, he charged his iPhone on a fast charger, while his wife’s iPhone recharged on a standard one.

At the end of the year, he checked the battery health of both devices. Here is what he found.

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Coming back to America was, for me, much more of a cultural shock than going to India. The people in the Indian countryside don’t use their intellect like we do, they use their intuition instead, and their intuition is far more developed than in the rest of the world. Intuition is a very powerful thing, more powerful than intellect, in my opinion. That’s had a big impact on my work.

— Steve Jobs, 2011.

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