The short answer is YES. However, this does not mean that you simply plug any charger out there into your shiny iPhone and expect it works.
In fact, Apple devices use a proprietary connection you won’t see on any other third-party products. This prevents you from using any unauthorized accessories, thus tying you into its ecosystem. Of course, it’s good to stick to Apple’s genuine chargers but if you are looking for a cheaper alternative, then it’s really worth buying one.
They’re also fast charging
Possibly one of the most significant benefits to using an alternative charger, though, is that most of the new generation devices coming from these manufacturers are based on gallium nitride. This material allows for 3x faster charging in half the size and weight of old silicon devices.
Take a look at a comparison video, and you can see an iPhone being charged to 50% in just 36 minutes.
What about the certification product?
Apple understands that the demand for chargers and cables can be more than what they are able to provide. So they do have a certification program named MFI (made for iPod, iPad, iPhone). This allows manufacturers to create non-Apple cables and chargers that are actually certified by Apple. These tend to be less expensive than the Apple branded ones. And yes, Apple recognizes them as something you can use.
With that in mind, even some of the products that are not certified by Apple can work. The thing here is, you are basically gambling and trying to figure out what will work, and what will not work. You can stick to the Apple accessories for safety, go for the ones that enter their certification program, or you can use the non certified ones.
USB Wall Outlet
Did you know that you can buy wall outlets that have a USB port built right into them? I love this option; I even have a couple in my home. They’re extremely convenient at home and work great at the office as well.
You can even get your regular wall outlets replaced with ones that have a USB plug-in. Unless you really know what you are doing, though, you’ll want to get an electrician to do this.
Here is what you need to know
While the MagSafe charger is fast becoming a household name to most iPhone users, it is not new to MacBook users.
It is a name Apple uses to describe the connector for its computer charging cable. The MagSafe has a magnetic tip that snaps to the magnetized portion of the MacBook charging ports and snaps out with any disturbance to prevent the MacBook from tumbling.