Apple Replaces 29W USB-C Power Adapter With New 30W Version

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    Apple today quietly discontinued and replaced its 29W USB-C Power adapter with a new revised USB-C Power Adapter that offers 30W.

    The 30W USB-C Power Adapter that's replacing the 29W version is designed for the 12-inch MacBook. It's also commonly used as an option for those who want faster charging for compatible iPhones and iPads that support fast USB-C charging speeds.

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    It is not clear why Apple replaced the 29W Power Adapter with the new 30W Power Adapter, but the pricing remains the same at $49. The new accessory is not yet in Apple Stores, but can be ordered today for Wednesday delivery.

    Apple has not tweaked its other USB-C Power Adapters designed for the MacBook Pro lineup, with those accessories continuing to be available in 61W and 87W options for 13 and 15-inch MacBook Pro models, respectively.

    Article Link: Apple Replaces 29W USB-C Power Adapter With New 30W Version
     
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    Who said they weren't going to release new, innovative hardware at WWDC?
     
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    The MacBook Pro uses an 87W Charger
     
  5. dan9700 macrumors 68030

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    would 1W make any diff with fast charging iphone x
     
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  7. Capeto macrumors regular

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    Well now my 29W charger is obsolete, thanks Tim :rolleyes:
     
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    Thank goodness I waited so long to buy this. Ordering now…
     
  10. dingle19 macrumors member

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    Obviously to round out the lame 29 to a 30. It's aesthetics, people! Gosh
     
  11. RevTEG macrumors 6502a

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    I can hardly wait to replace all my 29W bricks with this one... o_O
     
  12. BeyondtheTech macrumors 68020

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    You heard of this thing, the 29W Adapter?

    Yeah, this is going to blow that right out of the water. Listen to this: 30. Watt Adapter.

    Think about it. You walk into an Apple store, you see 29W Adapter sittin' there, there's 30W Adapter right beside it. Which one are you gonna pick, man?
     
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    Nice! I wonder when this AirPower is coming..
     
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    Can someone tell me what happens if you use the wrong Watt charger please? Could I fry the motherboard?

    We have a MacBook and MacBook Pro in the house, both using USB-C and sometimes we get them mixed up.
     
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    Is this a trick question?
     
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    Unless, of course, somebody comes up with a 31 watt adapter. Then you're in trouble, huh?
     
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    I heard that if you recently bought the 29W adapter, that Apple will send you the other 1W for free.
     
  20. xero9 macrumors 6502a

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    You can use as might wattage as you want, it’ll only draw what it needs. You can use a MabBook USB-C charger to charge an iPhone if you want.

    Volts is what matters, though with USB chargers it’s negiciated anyway.
     
  21. BeyondtheTech macrumors 68020

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    No! No, no, not 31! I said 30. Nobody's comin' up with 31. Who charges with 31 watts?
     
  22. windywalks macrumors 6502

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    My thought exactly - this just reeks of AirPower.
     
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    The first-gen Apple USB-C adapters were not USB-PD compliant. In particular, they are missing 9V output, and thus cannot fast charge some Android USB-C phones. I wonder if this one adds it, in preparation for the next gen iPhones.
     
  25. SkimPappa macrumors newbie

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    I just ran the over the air update on my 29 watt to get the full 30 Watts! Thanks apple!
     

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