Apple leaks 35W dual USB-C charger, then takes it back

Apple leaks 35W dual USB-C charger, then takes it back

Apple today accidentally leaked a support document that was briefly posted on its website. Discovered by 9to5Mac, the document released the news that Apple is working on a new 35W dual-port USB-C power adapter. It is not known when Apple plans to release this accessory, but the support document makes it clear that it does in fact exist.
The charger may use GaN (gallium nitride) technology, although this is not mentioned in the support document. This technology is known for generating less heat, meaning manufacturers can compress components without fear of starting a fire. This could result in smaller charging accessories. The Digitimes reported last year Apple worked on GaN chargers with UBC-C connectors.

GaN chargers are available and are smaller and faster than the USB-C chargers that Apple sells for the iPhone. Typically for Apple, the support document indicates that the charger comes without a USB-C cable. The document was quickly removed shortly after publication. Last month, TF International analyst Ming-Chi Kuo tweeted that “Apple may release its next GaN charger in 2022, supporting around 30W and featuring a new form factor design.

The document states: “Use the Apple 35W Dual USB-C Port Power Adapter and a USB-C cable (not included) to charge your device. if necessary), then plug the power adapter firmly into the power outlet. Make sure the outlet is easily accessible for disconnection. Connect the other end of the cable to your device.”

With 35W of power, the device could charge two iPhone units simultaneously, an iPhone and an Apple Watch or other combinations of Apple devices. Put on your Mr. Wizard hat to prove it. The fastest speed that can charge an iPhone 13 Pro Max is 27W. So with 35W you can fast charge the top of the range iPhone and fast charge the Apple Watch which can do this task with 5W.

Apple hasn’t released a dual-port charger yet. So this leak is history in the making. By the way, the accessory will also support USB-C Power Delivery technology.

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