Kuo: Apple Planning Smaller 30W Power Adapter With New Design

Apple may release a new 30W power adapter with a new form factor design in 2022, reputable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said in a tweet today.

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Kuo said the power adapter will utilize gallium nitride or "GaN" technology, which allows for smaller, lighter, and more power efficient chargers than silicon-based chargers. The new 30W adapter would likely be a smaller and lighter version of Apple's existing 30W USB-C power adapter that is included with the latest MacBook Air.

Apple released its first GaN power adapter last year in the form of its 140W USB-C power adapter for the redesigned 16-inch MacBook Pro.


Many third-party brands like Anker and Belkin have introduced GaN-based chargers over the last few years for use with Apple products.

Apple will be a hosting its "Peek Performance" event tomorrow at 10 a.m. Pacific Time, with rumored announcements including a new iPhone SE, a new iPad Air, and potentially a so-called "Mac Studio" desktop computer that can be paired with a new Apple external display. A new green color option for the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini has also been rumored.

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Top Rated Comments

blazerunner Avatar
29 months ago

Will it still be USB Type A or limited to USB Type C?
There is no USB Type A MacBook charger.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
winxmac Avatar
29 months ago
Will it still be USB Type A or limited to USB Type C?
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
29 months ago
Sweet! Fingers are cross it comes in different colors. In color, space gray would be an instant buy for me.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
lazyrighteye Avatar
29 months ago
I’m all for smaller adaptors.
And adaptor rumors make me grin.
They don’t come up that often. ?
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
doboy Avatar
29 months ago
GaN is so yesterday :)
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Klapper.cz Avatar
29 months ago
Don

I just want Apple to release a charging solution that can charge my MBP, iPad Pro, iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods Pro all at the same time. I don't care if it's a little brick, I want it for travel and I haven't seen a product that can do it all effectively in one package. Basically need five USB-C ports on a small brick that has a three foot wall cord, along with some mini cables for each device. Would need 100W for MBP, 45W for iPad Pro, 30W for iPhone, plus however much you need for fast charging Apple Watch and charging up AirPods Pro. So maybe around a 200W USB-C charger?
Can't see Apple releasing product like this.
I'd just start with something like this:
https://us.anker.com/products/a2041
and add one Nano II 65W/45W for backup or when you just want something light for walking around to be sure:
https://us.anker.com/products/a2663
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)