Apple Leak Reveals a 35W Dual USB - C Power Adapter for Your iPhones and AirPods

Apple Leak Reveals a 35W Dual USB - C Power Adapter for Your iPhones and AirPods

According to a leaked support document discovered by 9to5Mac, Apple may be preparing to offer a two-port 35W USB-C charger soon. Although the support document was available for a short time on Apple's website, it referenced the unannounced charger: 

"Use the Apple 35W Dual USB-C Port Power Adapter and a USB-C cable (not included) to charge your device. Connect a USB-C cable to either port on the power adapter, extend the electrical prongs (if necessary), then plug the power adapter firmly into the power outlet. Ensure the power outlet is easily accessible for disconnecting. Connect the other end of the cable to your device."


Picture: 9to5mac

There is currently no information on when this item will become available. Nonetheless, it might be the GaN power adapter alluded to by Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo in early March. According to Kuo, Apple is creating a "30W power adapter" with a new form factor, which the company plans to introduce in 2022.

There is no news on when this item will be available. Yet, it might be the GaN power adapter that Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo hinted at in early March. According to Kuo, Apple is developing a "30W power adaptor" with a new form factor, with the corporation expecting to debut it in 2022. 


Picture: MacRumors

He also mentioned that the charger would use gallium nitride, or "GaN" technology, which allows for a smaller, lighter form factor owing to better power efficiency. Last year, Apple launched the world's first GaN charger (140W) with the MacBook Pro.

Power to The People

If you're unfamiliar with GaN charging technology, it's been on the cusp of general use. Basically, the charger's gallium nitride rather than silicon enables it to handle heat more efficiently. 

This implies that components within a charger may be packed closer together without compromising safety. Apple's upcoming power brick might be far smaller than the authorized ones now on the market.

Boosting the maximum charge to 35W and adding an extra connector makes it possible to charge several devices concurrently. For example, the iPhone 13 Pro Max can charge at a rate of up to 27W, leaving enough juice for your AirPods or Apple Watch.

Apple is Still Catching Up

As discussed before, the release date of this charger is unknown. However, an official support document implies that the product was at one point in the pipeline. Another possibility is that Apple may introduce this new Dual USB-C Port Power Adapter with an improved MagSafe Duo. Currently, the MagSafe Duo permits simultaneous charging of an iPhone and an Apple Watch. Nevertheless, charging the Apple Watch takes longer than it would with a dedicated fast charger. 

Additionally, Apple continues to lag behind its rivals in battery and charging technology. Android smartphones now support 120W charging, but Apple's best iPhone maxes out at 27W. This is an important distinction. 

The disparity applies to chargers, with Apple's power bricks charging at the same rate as its gadgets. It is already selling the newest MacBook Pro models with a 140W GaN charger, which is a start, but it could be doing much more. 

Similar to in-screen fingerprint sensors, this is another area where Apple is ready to take its time developing and perfecting the technology. Given the trajectory of rumors and leaks, we don't expect it will be long before Apple releases an updated charging adapter for iPhones, AirPods, and other Apple products.

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