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Apple's 96W USB-C power adapter that is designed for use with the 16-inch MacBook Pro currently faces a lengthy 2-3 months shipping estimate on the company's online store in the United States and many other countries. The adapter is also listed as unavailable for in-store pickup at most Apple retail stores around the world.

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In some countries like Japan, the 2-3 months shipping estimate began showing up in August, and the delay has since extended to more countries.

While redesigned 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models are rumored to launch later this year, many tech companies are facing supply constraints due to a global chip shortage, so the reason for the 96W power adapter's shipping delay is ultimately unclear.

Apple has included the 96W power adapter with the 16-inch MacBook Pro since the notebook launched in November 2019, and it is also sold separately for $79, albeit now with the lengthy shipping delay. The previous-generation 15-inch MacBook Pro was bundled with an 87W power adapter, which Apple has since discontinued.

Apple's smaller 20W, 30W, and 61W power adapters are currently not facing any extended shipping delays in the United States.

A source at an Apple Authorized Reseller informed MacRumors that their distributors currently do not have any stock of the 96W power adapter, suggesting that the power adapter is facing significant supply constraints across multiple channels.

Apple is widely rumored to be planning redesigned 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models with a faster version of the M1 chip and brighter mini-LED displays. Rumors suggest the notebooks will return to a design with an HDMI port and SD card reader, a magnetic power cable, and physical function keys instead of the Touch Bar.

Article Link: Apple's 96W Charger for 16-inch MacBook Pro Faces 2-3 Months Shipping Delay
 
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businessnumbersmoneypeopl

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I'm so looking forward to the return of MagSafe. Already broken two USB-C cables during one year. The connectors are so fragile. It's a real headache if you use and charge the laptop in cafes or any other location than your desk. Sure, the old charger cables broke sometimes, but usually only after countless accidents.
 

Appledoesnotlisten

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More likely a substantially more efficient M1X will not need that much wattage, probably the 61W could charge the battery while running the chip full speed if the M1 is any indication.
Don't we need extra power to power hungry peripherals without their own power supply?
 

Yazeed-IX

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Whenever Apple discontinues a power brick, they offer one with a higher watt rating (otherwise they'd F over 15-16" intel macbook owners). Also Apple still sells 30-pin and magsafe 1 chargers so they always offer an option for legacy device owners.

So it's possible they're coming up with 100W(+?) charging brick. If so, I wonder what that says about the next macbooks. But if they are making a 100W brick I hope they utilize gallium nitride (GaN), current ones are huge.
 
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IamTimCook

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Wait they’re putting an SD card slot back in? Why? What modern electronics still use the SD tech and not the modern CFexpress? DJI drones?
Is Apple adding a card slot to their professional tier of laptops for people who have dated cameras or drones? Even if SD cards are in modern cameras they just the slower backup card in slot 2.
 

ImaginaryNerve

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I'm so looking forward to the return of MagSafe. Already broken two USB-C cables during one year. The connectors are so fragile. It's a real headache if you use and charge the laptop in cafes or any other location than your desk. Sure, the old charger cables broke sometimes, but usually only after countless accidents.
The cable that came with my M1 iPad Pro lost the plastic shield the very first time I unplugged it from the iPP. So that was an exciting experience.

I miss MagSafe a lot on my Macbook Pro, I'm always worried if I don't unplug the USB-C cable just right, it'll expose the metal underneath again. I'm so over USB.
 

Hexley

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I use this on my 16"


 

wilberforce

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Maybe Apple will ship the MacBooks without a charger, or with a smaller charger.
Some car manufacturers (Porsche, for example) are shipping cars with some non-essential parts missing, with a promise to have them installed by the dealers when available.
Strange times.
 

businessnumbersmoneypeopl

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The cable that came with my M1 iPad Pro lost the plastic shield the very first time I unplugged it from the iPP. So that was an exciting experience.

I miss MagSafe a lot on my Macbook Pro, I'm always worried if I don't unplug the USB-C cable just right, it'll expose the metal underneath again. I'm so over USB.

Sounds really familiar. I ended up buying a third-party magsafe solution, which helps a little, but still leaves the other end of the cable vulnerable. That connector is already slightly bent and I'm just waiting for the moment it will also break.
 
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Nozuka

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But if they are making a 100W brick I hope they utilize gallium nitride (GaN), current ones are huge.

This. It's time they move with the times. Especially when you are looking at the prizes for their chargers.
 

SneakyTurtle

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Wait they’re putting an SD card slot back in? Why? What modern electronics still use the SD tech and not the modern CFexpress? DJI drones?
Is Apple adding a card slot to their professional tier of laptops for people who have dated cameras or drones? Even if SD cards are in modern cameras they just the slower backup card in slot 2.
I guess most prosumer products still uses SD cards (eg. Sony A7iii). Apple probably figured that’s the segment they want to target with this convenience feature (no dongles that is). But I agree, and another USB-C port would be tenfold more useful than a proprietary port (probably not possible to add more usb c due to their current chip architecture). :)
 
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wowotoe

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I ordered some electronic devices from China back in August and still haven't receive it today. The seller shipped it via fastest/expensive UPS deliver method and needs to route thru Hong Kong. The logistic told the seller, UPS in all China area is a mess now. Flights were cut down to 1/3 of normal volume so basically all parcels will take extra long delay to pass thru. It's unbelievable that Apple can move millions of iPhones 13 during these world-wide shipping crisis and delivered them on time
 
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