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ChargerLAB today shared alleged images of Apple's unreleased 35W power adapter with dual USB-C ports, providing a first look at the accessory's potential design.

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The images suggest that the charger will have a compact design with side-by-side USB-C ports, foldable prongs, and circular indents that would provide extra grip for removing the charger from a power outlet. 35W would be suitable for charging a wide range of Apple devices, such as iPhones, iPads, the latest MacBook Air, and the HomePod mini.

A reference to the power adapter was first uncovered last week in a document that was briefly published on Apple's website:
Use the Apple 35W Dual USB-C Port Power Adapter and a USB-C cable (not included) to charge your device. Connect a USB-C cable to either port on the power adapter, extend the electrical prongs (if necessary), then plug the power adapter firmly into the power outlet. Ensure the power outlet is easily accessible for disconnecting. Connect the other end of the cable to your device.
In early March, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo tweeted that Apple was working on a 30W power adapter with a new design. In a follow-up tweet, Kuo has since suggested that the 35W power adapter could be the same one that he was alluding to. Kuo said the charger is "nearing mass production" and would be released at some point in 2022.


Kuo said the charger would utilize gallium nitride (GaN) technology, allowing it to be smaller, lighter, and more power efficient than silicon-based chargers. Apple released its first GaN charger last year in the form of its 140W USB-C power adapter for the 16-inch MacBook Pro, and third-party brands like Anker and Belkin also offer GaN chargers.

Back in 2018, ChargerLAB's sister website Chongdiantou showed off real-world photos of Apple's then-unreleased 18W power adapter for iPhones.

Article Link: Apple's Rumored Dual USB-C Port Charger Allegedly Shown in Leaked Images
 
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Makosuke

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Rumors are rumors, but if that's the actual design it's a good one, and I'll probably pay whatever the farily stiff price is for one.

Apple makes very good little USB adapters, but it has always bugged me that you can't fold the prongs down like you can with the compact connector on their laptop bricks. The only other complaint is that you have to carry more than one if you want to charge multiple devices at once.

Both problems solved, and super compact.
 

dannyyankou

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That's so big compared to the one Anker sells

And I don't like how wide it is, it should be a cube

 

Mazda 3s

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That's so big compared to the one Anker sells

And I don't like how wide it is, it should be a cube

I have one that I keep in my laptop bag to charge my 14” MBP and iPhone 13 Pro. This Apple charger looks a lot bigger and will probably be twice the price. No thanks.
 

citysnaps

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That's so big compared to the one Anker sells

And I don't like how wide it is, it should be a cube


Is Anker's charger UL LISTED?
 

Orange Bat

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Hard to tell from the renders, but if this block intrudes on an adjacent outlet, it’s a fail in my book. It looks like it would block both adjacent plugs in a power strip.
This is a pet peeve of mine. I really with tech companies would agree on a standard design for plugs and power strips that would work across the board. Instead I find myself having to buy multiple power strips for just a few plugs.
 
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Morgenland

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I hope this isn't the actual design. They really need to bring back the duck head...
I'm pretty sure this is not an Apple product. If Apple continues to maintain its outstanding design language. This stuff is a typical China quick design.
However, the compact design should correspond to Apple's intentions.
 
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Lounge vibes 05

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why else would this be a thing if the iPhone 14 was not going to have a USB-C connector?
How would this indicate anything about the future iPhones?
The iPhone has shipped with Lightning to USBC cables for three years now, a USBC wall brick is nothing new.
Also This particular brick would also be used with the iPads, MacBook Air and HomePod minis, so it’s even less of an indicator of what port the next iPhone will have.
 
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