As was rumored over a month ago, Apple's newly announced 16-inch MacBook Pro includes a 96W USB-C power adapter in the box.

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The previous 15-inch MacBook Pro included an 87W USB-C power adapter in the box.

Apple says the 16-inch MacBook Pro uses the "most advanced thermal architecture ever in a Mac notebook" to enable the system to run at higher power for sustained periods of time. The notebook also features a redesigned fan with a larger impeller, extended blades, and bigger vents for a 28 percent increase in airflow.

Apple adds that the 16-inch MacBook Pro can ultimately sustain up to 12 more watts during intensive workloads than the previous 15-inch model.

The new 96W USB-C Power Adapter is also sold separately on Apple.com for $79.

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Top Rated Comments

keysofanxiety Avatar
29 months ago

So much power!
Don’t worry, you’ll get corrected shortly by MacRumors pros saying it should be a 1.8KW power supply or it’s a Fisher Price machine.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ouimetnick Avatar
29 months ago

I apologize for what is probably a dumb question... Would this charge my 2018 MacBook Air faster than its stock charger which (I believe) is 30W? Or would this cause damage to the battery because it's overpowered? Technical electricity facts are not my strong suit...
Not a dumb question, you can use a higher wattage charger with out any problems on a machine that doesn't need it. It won't charge faster though, but if you use a lower wattage charger with a machine that needs a higher wattage, it will either charge very slowly or not at all.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Pepe4life Avatar
29 months ago


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Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Hazmat401 Avatar
29 months ago

Serious question - are Apple adapters more reliable than smaller USB C chargers at similar specs (e.g. Anker)?
The cords wear down and fray before the actual brick starts to fry itself
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
rboy505 Avatar
29 months ago

The cords wear down and fray before the actual brick starts to fry itself
Apple MBP charger cords wear down and fray into non-functioning at a rate so much faster than any third party or other laptop manufacturers’ that it’s ridiculous. I’ve never owned a MBP (and I’ve owned many) that didn’t need a new charger in two or three years, and some replaced a second time, purely due to the same thing: the cord disintegrating.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
CarlJ Avatar
29 months ago
With the size increasing, I'm wondering if we're getting close to the point where this adapter, when plugged directly into a wall socket, will tend to work itself out of the socket, simply from gravity and a little jiggling on the cord (not tugging, just random motion).
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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