Apple Stores Now Carrying Anker's USB-C PowerCore Fusion Battery and Charger

Apple recently started offering Anker's PowerCore Fusion Power Delivery Battery and Charger, marking the first time that Apple retail stores have sold Anker products.

The new $99.95 battery and charger from Anker is available from the online Apple Store and will be in ‌Apple retail‌ locations at the end of the week.


The PowerCore Fusion is designed to serve as both a power adapter and a battery pack for the iPhone, iPad, and MacBooks. There's a 30W USB-C charger for charging an iPad Pro or a MacBook with a standard USB-C cable, or fast charging an iPhone with a USB-C to Lightning cable.

There's also a 12W USB-A port that can be used to charge iPhones, iPads, and other accessories with traditional USB-A cables.

A plug at the back of the PowerCore Fusion lets it plug into the wall like any traditional power adapter, but there's also an included 5,000mAh battery so it can be used to provide additional power for your iPhone when you're on the go.


According to Apple, the PowerCore Fusion's 5000mAh battery adds approximately 23 extra hours of battery life to the iPhone. When used in battery mode, the plug on the PowerCore Fusion collapses down so its similar in size to a standard USB-C power brick.

You can get the PowerCore Fusion in either black or white, and both versions have Anker's standard battery level ring on the front. If you press it, you'll see LED dots corresponding to the available charge level.

Anker sells other PowerCore Fusion devices on Amazon, but the version Apple is offering is the company's only model that has a USB-C port.

Anker's PowerCore Fusion Power Delivery Battery and Charger is available today from the Apple online store with orders set to start delivering on Friday.



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7 months ago

Look closely at their chargers on amazon, lots of reviews state either chargers break after 2 months or break the devices plugged into their chargers.
Until they put their chargers through proper safety certification, they are just another Chinese brand.


Do you just read about Anker products or do you use them? I've used Anker for many years -- since they were first on the scene. We probably have 10-15 (or more) products in our house between portable chargers, wireless chargers and other power products. Not only have they all worked flawlessly since we've owned them, we had one issue with a purchase on Amazon and we heard from them in less than 24 hours and they immediately shipped a replacement only to find out it was our error. Anker is a quality product and just as important, has quality service.
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7 months ago

Look closely at their chargers on amazon, lots of reviews state either chargers break after 2 months or break the devices plugged into their chargers.
Until they put their chargers through proper safety certification, they are just another Chinese brand.


Anker is a pretty major brand, and Apple isn't going to have non UL certified chargers on their site. For the price, Anker stuff is generally OK. I have a battery pack, a bunch of cables, a few chargers, and even some bluetooth earbuds when I want do yard work or wood working.
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7 months ago

Do you just read about Anker products or do you use them? I've used Anker for many years -- since they were first on the scene. We probably have 10-15 (or more) products in our house between portable chargers, wireless chargers and other power products. Not only have they all worked flawlessly since we've owned them, we had one issue with a purchase on Amazon and we heard from them in less than 24 hours and they immediately shipped a replacement only to find out it was our error. Anker is a quality product and just as important, has quality service.


Agreed, this is a little surprising. Even my parents know about Anker on Amazon. The statement that MOST reviews are negative is also incorrect. Anker is one of the highest reviewed 3rd party companies on Amazon. Their customer service is amazing. Their products are also amazing. I've owned their batteries, chargers, and cables for the last 3-4 years. Definitely high end products that last a long time. All the chargers and cables at work, in my house, and in my car are Anker. Huge fan of their powerline+ cables.

The few chargers I have that are Anker are UL Certified (just checked). I haven't gone out and purchased EVERY single one... but I do own a *lot* of Anker products.
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7 months ago

Does it lack UL certification just like most of their chargers on amazon?


It almost surely has UL certification. Anker is one of the most reputable providers of third-party power adapters and cables. I prefer them to Apple products, actually.
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7 months ago
Thank you for the article, MR. Just purchased the black model. Will be delivered Friday. :) A nice accessory for my new iPad mini 5.
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7 months ago
My 20,000 MAH battery cost 19.95. I’ll just use that thanks.
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7 months ago

Look closely at their chargers on amazon, lots of reviews state either chargers break after 2 months or break the devices plugged into their chargers.
Until they put their chargers through proper safety certification, they are just another Chinese brand.

You're definitely in the minority in this opinion. Sounds like you've never used their products. Their cables actually work, and don't fray - making them superior to Chinese or even apple cables. Their chargers ARE UL listed. I have one right by my bed and sure as day. UL logo. Right on the bottom of my PD + 5.
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7 months ago
Hell hath frozen over.

For some reason this is odd, yet at the same time completely makes sense. I’ve used Anker products for many years. They make great products, and their customer service is great too. But, I would’ve never expected them to be in Apple’s stores. I imagine, their recent usbc MFi certification has something to do with it.

They’ve stepped up their game.

Btw, congrats ... if anyone at Anker is reading this.
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7 months ago
It seems pricey at first, but if you consider the fact that you are getting a 30w USB-C power brick ($50 for the Apple one) and a 5000mAH battery pack, it isn't too bad of a deal.

Seems like it'll be great for travel if you pack a laptop charger and portable battery pack, now you only need one thing.
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27 weeks ago

Do you just read about Anker products or do you use them? I've used Anker for many years -- since they were first on the scene. We probably have 10-15 (or more) products in our house between portable chargers, wireless chargers and other power products. Not only have they all worked flawlessly since we've owned them, we had one issue with a purchase on Amazon and we heard from them in less than 24 hours and they immediately shipped a replacement only to find out it was our error. Anker is a quality product and just as important, has quality service.


I've had mixed experiences with them. I too made Anker my primary brand for batteries and cables but I've had at least three cables and an NFC charger go bad. They'll typically replace things as they break but it starts to be a pain in the ass having to replace something as simple as a cable. I can't say there's a better brand, though.
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I believe the standout design is for heat dispersal.

It charges when you plug it into an ac outlet.


He's asking if it will also charge via the USB C port. And the answer is likely yes, as it's part of the PD spec to charge bidirectionally.
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Well, in my opinion Amazon reviews are a roll of the dice on any product.

It wouldn’t surprise me if the people who have their two month breaking chargers are doing something absolutely crazy like trying to charge underwater or something - it’s that stupid with Amazon customer reviews - if you dig and try to find the real truth about any product you run into bizarre use cases and a world of ridiculous stuff.
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Totally.

I have a huge power bank thing and I attached a dirt cheap Chi (Qi) charger to it and added nano-tape that holds the iPhone in place. The thing is, yeah, you can only charge this dumb battery with micro USB and it takes more than 12 hours sometimes.

This Anker thing - why doesn’t it also have Qi charging? Why not allow it to charge by USB-C? Do it all.


You know, charging via Qi off of a battery loses more than 20% of the battery's power in transfer.
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