16-Inch MacBook Pro May Ship With 96W USB-C Power Adapter

Apple may be readying a 96W USB-C power adapter for the widely rumored 16-inch MacBook Pro, according to information received by Chongdiantou, the Chinese-language sibling website of ChargerLAB.

Chongdiantou received a blurry photo of the alleged power adapter's label from an unidentified source via Chinese messaging app WeChat. The source claimed the 96W power adapter has a model identifier of A2166 and will be similarly sized as Apple's existing 87W USB-C power adapter for the 15-inch MacBook Pro.

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Image: Chongdiantou, enhanced for improved legibility

While the blurry photo is rather sketchy, Apple previously confirmed that its upcoming Pro Display XDR will be capable of up to 96W pass-through charging, which is more power than necessary for any portable device that Apple currently ships. Thus, perhaps the higher-power charger is for the 16-inch MacBook Pro.

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Chongdiantou has an established track record in this area, having shared accurate photos of Apple's existing 18W USB-C power adapter in July 2018, nearly four months before it was included with 2018 iPad Pro models.

Apple plans to release a 16-inch MacBook Pro with an all-new design later this year, according to reputable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. The notebook will feature a scissor keyboard, he said, after years of butterfly keyboard issues on MacBooks that prompted Apple to launch a worldwide repair program.

(Thanks, Duorou W.!)

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thisisnotmyname Avatar
61 months ago

Thinner bezels, scissor keyboard....but what new design? They’ve looked the same for several years now. What can they do? Make it a triangle?
"unleash the power of the pyramid"

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MacOH21 Avatar
61 months ago
You know it's going to be expensive. Like, Mac Pro expensive.
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TJunkers Avatar
61 months ago
My body is ready... My wallet is not.
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iamgalt Avatar
61 months ago

You know it's going to be expensive. Like, Mac Pro expensive.
I think you mean Apple Pro Display Stand expensive. ?
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sfwalter Avatar
61 months ago

Thinner bezels, scissor keyboard....but what new design? They’ve looked the same for several years now. What can they do? Make it a triangle?
I just want a physical escape key.
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thisisnotmyname Avatar
61 months ago

You know it's going to be expensive. Like, Mac Pro expensive.
If the rumors are true they are replacing the 15" model with this (15 going away). They can't leave a massive gap from the 13" (soon to be 14"?) to the 16" so it may even start at the same price as the current 15". Worst case, base price starts $500-800 higher but not $6k.
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