Apple Replaces 29W USB-C Power Adapter With New 30W Version

Apple today quietly discontinued and replaced its 29W USB-C Power adapter with a new revised USB-C Power Adapter that offers 30W.

The 30W USB-C Power Adapter that's replacing the 29W version is designed for the 12-inch MacBook. It's also commonly used as an option for those who want faster charging for compatible iPhones and iPads that support fast USB-C charging speeds.


It is not clear why Apple replaced the 29W Power Adapter with the new 30W Power Adapter, but the pricing remains the same at $49. The new accessory is not yet in Apple Stores, but can be ordered today for Wednesday delivery.

Apple has not tweaked its other USB-C Power Adapters designed for the MacBook Pro lineup, with those accessories continuing to be available in 61W and 87W options for 13 and 15-inch MacBook Pro models, respectively.


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3 weeks ago
Who said they weren't going to release new, innovative hardware at WWDC?
Rating: 41 Votes
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3 weeks ago
Well now my 29W charger is obsolete, thanks Tim :rolleyes:
Rating: 24 Votes
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3 weeks ago
I heard that if you recently bought the 29W adapter, that Apple will send you the other 1W for free.
Rating: 17 Votes
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3 weeks ago
With the 1 extra watt, Safari seems snappier.
Rating: 15 Votes
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3 weeks ago
Watt the hell.
Rating: 12 Votes
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3 weeks ago
You heard of this thing, the 29W Adapter?

Yeah, this is going to blow that right out of the water. Listen to this: 30. Watt Adapter.

Think about it. You walk into an Apple store, you see 29W Adapter sittin' there, there's 30W Adapter right beside it. Which one are you gonna pick, man?
Rating: 10 Votes
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3 weeks ago
The first-gen Apple USB-C adapters were not USB-PD compliant. In particular, they are missing 9V output, and thus cannot fast charge some Android USB-C phones. I wonder if this one adds it, in preparation for the next gen iPhones.
Rating: 8 Votes
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3 weeks ago
Thank goodness I waited so long to buy this. Ordering now…
Rating: 8 Votes
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3 weeks ago

Unless, of course, somebody comes up with a 31 watt adapter. Then you're in trouble, huh?


No! No, no, not 31! I said 30. Nobody's comin' up with 31. Who charges with 31 watts?
Rating: 7 Votes
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3 weeks ago

You heard of this thing, the 29W Adapter?

Yeah, this is going to blow that right out of the water. Listen to this: 30. Watt Adapter.

Think about it. You walk into an Apple store, you see 29W Adapter sittin' there, there's 30W Adapter right beside it. Which one are you gonna pick, man?

Unless, of course, somebody comes up with a 31 watt adapter. Then you're in trouble, huh?
Rating: 7 Votes
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