Image of Redesigned Apple USB Power Adapter Surfaces [Updated]

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    A new image said to be of a redesigned Apple USB power adapter has been shared by a user on Weibo (Google Translate, via Gizmobic), hinting that Apple's supposed new Lightning cable may be released alongside a new charger. The power adapter appears to be more rounded compared to Apple's current offering, and also includes grooves on each side to improve comfort while holding and inserting the accessory.

    While it is possible that the product in the image could be of a fake, the charger does have the signature "Designed by Apple in California" text along with other applicable information and logos. The user also shows another image of the new Lightning cable with its reversible USB connector, which has been spotted in a number of other photos and even a video throughout the past few weeks.

    If both new products turn out to be real, it is possible that Apple could ship a new Lightning cable and new USB power adapter alongside this fall's expected lineup of new iOS devices, possibly starting with the iPhone 6 next month.

    Update: As pointed out by a user in our forums, the USB adapter shown in the images carries the same design as Apple's current 5W USB Power Adapter sold in Australia. However, the prongs on the new adapter in the photo are of Type A used in the United States and many other countries, perhaps indicating that the design could be soon applied to Apple's other power adapters in different countries.

    Article Link: Image of Redesigned Apple USB Power Adapter Surfaces [Updated]
  2. MaulRx macrumors 6502a

    Aug 27, 2012
  3. sputnikv macrumors 6502


    Oct 3, 2009
    I wonder if samsung will rip this off as well.
  4. troop231 macrumors 603

    Jan 20, 2010
    Because it was so hard to unplug before and hurt everyone. :p
  5. nylon macrumors 6502a


    Oct 26, 2004
    What would become of the world if we didn't know about this before it happened. :eek:
  6. KillerTree macrumors regular

    Jul 27, 2008
    I'm surprised Apple would go bigger. It does look more comfortable to use ^__^
  7. Intelligent macrumors 6502a


    Aug 7, 2013
    American contacts, i guess they will come the Europe after that. (If it is real).
  8. bushido Suspended


    Mar 26, 2008
    meh prefer the slim one. hope it stays that way in europe
  9. acslater017 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 25, 2006
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Ooh. Looks legit. It's got the specs, legal info, and "white dot" plastic wrap that indicates where to unwrap it. Maybe these will be skinnier, to prevent blocking of power strip plugs?
  10. EddiOS macrumors newbie

    Jun 1, 2014
  11. Yebubbleman macrumors 68030


    May 20, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    If it's wider and thinner, I'm up for it. Though I wonder how man QC issues will arise with a new brick.

    On an un-related note, does anyone know what the significance of the green dot on the current adapters? That's one of those curiosity-killed-the-cat things with me right now.

    They already have an adapter of similar shape. :p
  12. ToomeyND macrumors 6502

    Sep 14, 2011
    Perhaps it has more powerful internals to go along with USB 3.0 connection? Or is this wishful thinking?
  13. nfl46 macrumors 603

    Oct 5, 2008
    Damn. Apple is redesigning, well, making modifications to all the iPhone's hardware. Looking good so far! I wish they could include black or white headphones to match the choice of iPhone you get.
  14. troop231 macrumors 603

    Jan 20, 2010
    What's the wattage of it? (Most important thing)
  15. acslater017 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 25, 2006
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Not that it ruins my life, but yea sometimes! Especially if it's a tight plug or behind a dresser or something. I've probably tenderized a few fingers over the years.

    Like improving the AppleCare hold music, or cleaning the layout of a MacBook box, it's the little things that make Apple, Apple!
  16. alireza76, Aug 23, 2014
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2014

    alireza76 macrumors newbie

    Sep 19, 2013
    Melbourne, Australia
  17. Dilster3k macrumors 6502a


    Jul 20, 2014
    Frankfurt, Germany
  18. Whitelobster macrumors member

    Jun 19, 2014
    Wow, Eddy Cue was right. This IS the most exciting pipeline I've ever seen.
  19. 8CoreWhore macrumors 68020


    Jan 17, 2008
    Big D
  20. kenroberts83 macrumors regular

    Apr 2, 2012
    This is good stuff. The current plug could definitely be narrower, in order to take up less space on a power strip. The square plug also feels somewhat dated.
  21. tigertazz macrumors regular


    May 4, 2009
    You are on the wrong site buddy :rolleyes:
  22. swordfish5736 macrumors 68000


    Jun 29, 2007

    when they launched that adapter with the 3G they had an issue with prongs pulling out. The green dot was added to signify an updated adapter.
  23. diddl14, Aug 23, 2014
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2014

    diddl14 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 10, 2009
    Looks like a step back from the current (EU) one...
    (than again, an iPhone6 might need more power to rapidly charge, thus require a larger adapter)

  24. MistaBungle macrumors 6502a


    Apr 3, 2005
    Green dot represents v2.0 of the adapter. Product looks exactly the same on the exterior so they needed a way to show it. Small enough to not be too eye-popping but different enough to notice it.

    Can't recall what the issue was before.
  25. norrismantooth macrumors regular

    Nov 29, 2010
    Dallas, TX
    Just where do they think we're putting this accessory? :D:D:D:D

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