Four New Lightning Adapters, Higher-Power iPad Power Adapter Coming Today

9to5Mac has received part numbers, descriptions, and pricing on six new accessories coming later today. The group includes four new Lightning adapters: the previously promised HDMI and VGA adapters as well as Lightning versions of the SD card and USB camera adapters.

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Also included in the list is a new 12-watt USB power adapter, which appears to be a higher-power version of the 10-watt adapter sold separately for charging iPads. The higher wattage is likely being rolled out to help speed up charging times that have increased significantly with the massive 42.5 watt-hour battery in the third-generation iPad.

Finally, Apple will be launching a new 60-watt MagSafe 2 power adapter, which is undoubtedly for the new 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro. The 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro and the latest MacBook Air were the first machines to move to the thinner MagSafe 2 design earlier this year, but they use 85-watt and 45-watt adapters respectively. The 13-inch non-Retina MacBook Pro uses a 60-watt adapter with the original MagSafe connector, so this new adapter will add a MagSafe 2 compatible adapter at that wattage to the lineup.

Top Rated Comments

1080p Avatar
113 months ago
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
decimortis Avatar
113 months ago
My wife likes the large adapter. I keep telling her size doesn't matter and the smaller one performs better, but still, she doesn't seem to get as much enjoyment unless the adapter is huge. Not sure, why, that is...
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
monkor Avatar
113 months ago
Those prices are a little intense...
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Abazigal Avatar
113 months ago
WTF?!? VGA legacy port should have been dropped 5 years ago.

Like you said, 'should'. My school uses VGA projectors, so an adaptor is a must as I often use my iPad for presentations.

No chance of them making the move to HDMI projectors anytime soon.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bushido Avatar
113 months ago
i need the iPad charger, its crazy how long it takes to charge right now
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AppleScruff1 Avatar
113 months ago
Does the A in Apple stand for adapter? They make more adapters than they do devices.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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