Leaked 20W Power Adapter for iPhone 12 Models Appears to Have Received Certification

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Earlier today, the anonymous Twitter account Mr. White leaked photos of what appears to be a new 20W power adapter for upcoming iPhone 12 models. And now, it appears that this charger has been certified in at least one country.


As spotted by MySmartPrice, a new USB-C power adapter with the same model identifier of A2305 shown in the leaked photo above has surfaced in an electronics certification database in Norway. The certification was issued on February 28, 2020.


Another power adapter with a model identifier of A2247 has also received certification in both Norway and Australia, but no further details are known.

Apple currently includes an 18W USB-C power adapter with iPhone 11 Pro models, while the iPhone 11 still ships with a slower 5W charger. It is unclear which iPhone 12 models the 20W power adapter would be bundled with.

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iPad charger maybe?

/edit. It says on it 5V 3A, so 15w for normal USB charging (USB-C to normal USB). Using a proper USB-C PD charging cable it provides 9v 2.22amps so 19.98w for things that charge nicely with USBc like iPads, MacBooks etc.

I can't comment on iPhone USBc native charging. iPhones might cap out at 15w with this adaptor if they use lightning. Are the ports on iPhones these days still USB2/3 or is it lightning as (a non-standard connector) USBc?
 
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Johnny907

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Looks at this thing. Looks at my set of Anker GaN USB-C chargers. Pours one out for the days when Apple accessories set the standard for something other than inflated profit margins.
 
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randfee2

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20W is too much to maintain battery health....

Unless there finally is an iOS option to charge slower and thus preventing unecessary battery degradation I'm not convinced this is the right thing to do - hell, I wouldn't use it then!

at least the current is capped at 3A@5V = 15W because depending on the (older) cable this is already a borderline fire-threat!
 

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20W is too much to maintain good battery health....
Unless there finally is an iOS option to charge slower and thus preventing unecessary battery degradation I'm not convinced this is the right thing to do!
Keeping your battery at full 100% charge all the time or draining it all the way to 0% all the time is much more harmful than a faster charge.
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Looks at this thing. Looks at my set of Anker GaN USB-C chargers. Pours one out for the days when Apple accessories set the standard for something other than inflated profit margins.
Yeah a foldable design would be nice. My iPhone 11 max charger takes as much space as my 61watt gan ravpower charger.
 

randfee2

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Keeping your battery at full 100% charge all the time or draining it all the way to 0% all the time is much more harmful than a faster charge.
totally - I didn't say anything about any other effects impacting battery life.
The 'danger' of charging above 80% for instance is much larger with fast chargers, because they might fill up the battery sooner than you realize - this is why I want more control!

The current option to limit the charge during night to 80% before fully charing up early early in the morning doesn't work for me most of the time. I'll travel or just go to bed late or get up early... it doesn't work, I've logged the power draw externally.
Manual control please!!! I don't have to be able to set the current or entire IV curve manually, but a limiter or a switch to activate globally working battery saving charge-mode would be nice. 'never exceed 80% charge' maybe
... probably not going to happen though.
 
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Battery temperature is a significant cause of degradation. With higher currents they heat up faster causing more stress on the cells. Also once you get above 80% the charger has to push the voltage above the battery voltage to ensure a full charge which also impacts the degradation. Below 80% the charger can maintain nominal battery voltage without harm.
 

randfee2

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Battery temperature is a significant cause of degradation. With higher currents they heat up faster causing more stress on the cells. Also once you get above 80% the charger has to push the voltage above the battery voltage to ensure a full charge which also impacts the degradation. Below 80% the charger can maintain nominal battery voltage without harm.
yes, all of that is true too. Like with many things Apple, it's mostly about convenience and the 'feel' of it, which is part of the reason why they won't give users more control or options in this case either, because it might 'confuse' the uninformed.
 
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ksec

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Would be interested to know if it uses GaN. This seems like a nice way to bump up price by including more by default. As I expect the iPhone 12 to start at 128GB, which will be either $749 or $799.
 

mlrproducts

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FFS what happened to the "simplicity" of Apple? There should be 1 (maybe 2) chargers for all iOS devices. Same with laptops. Then again don't get me started on Macbook, Macbook Air, Macbook Pro-ish (13"), and Macbook Pro.

Miss the days of consumer/pro in laptop/desktop.

Then again I guess this follows their approach to 1000 different iPad models so at least they're consistent in inconsistency.
 

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Also it has been certified for use in Mexico: "NOM" is the Mexican certification kind of equivalent to the FCC in USA.
 

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FFS what happened to the "simplicity" of Apple? There should be 1 (maybe 2) chargers for all iOS devices. Same with laptops. Then again don't get me started on Macbook, Macbook Air, Macbook Pro-ish (13"), and Macbook Pro.

Miss the days of consumer/pro in laptop/desktop.

Then again I guess this follows their approach to 1000 different iPad models so at least they're consistent in inconsistency.
Those days were literally like two years where they overhauled the entire product line because the company was about to go bankrupt.

You can go get any GAN USB C pd charger or a MacBook Pro charger and it will charge any Apple device. Yes you may need two cords. When was that ever true before?
 

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20W is too much to maintain battery health....

Unless there finally is an iOS option to charge slower and thus preventing unecessary battery degradation I'm not convinced this is the right thing to do - hell, I wouldn't use it then!

at least the current is capped at 3A@5V = 15W because depending on the (older) cable this is already a borderline fire-threat!
Isn't that what the battery health feature in iOS already does? Gives a burst of power and then slowly pulls back the charging speed until 100%
 

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I'm hoping for USB C on the new iPhones. Finally I would be able to have "one cable to rule them all". Anything to minimize the ridiculous amount of adapters I have to carry in my laptop bag. Ugh.
I agree. My iPhone is notable for being one of a dwindling number of devices that don't support USB-C in my apartment now. Fingers crossed the entire Apple product line moves to USB4 over USB-C the second it's available.
 

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20W is too much to maintain battery health....

Unless there finally is an iOS option to charge slower and thus preventing unecessary battery degradation I'm not convinced this is the right thing to do - hell, I wouldn't use it then!

at least the current is capped at 3A@5V = 15W because depending on the (older) cable this is already a borderline fire-threat!
Sounds like you just made all that up 🙄
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yes, all of that is true too. Like with many things Apple, it's mostly about convenience and the 'feel' of it, which is part of the reason why they won't give users more control or options in this case either, because it might 'confuse' the uninformed.
Apparently that’s already happened.
 
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anthogag

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If Apple has a fast charger ready it should include it in all iPhone 11 phone boxes. Fast charging is one easy way to impress the iPhone user.
 

techfreak23

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Really wish they would keep these faster chargers compatible with the extension cables... I miss being able to use my 12w effectively
 

jent

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I'm hoping for USB C on the new iPhones. Finally I would be able to have "one cable to rule them all". Anything to minimize the ridiculous amount of adapters I have to carry in my laptop bag. Ugh.
I like the nature of the Lightning port not having anything exposed, unlike the USB-C port, but I agree that USB-C seems to be the "one cable to rule them all."

That said, there are rumors that Apple will keep Lightning on the existing devices until they eventually kill it off and go wireless-only for charging, to avoid transitioning everything to USB-C if they would only be killing it off a few years later. I'm happy enough with any of the three combinations but I put some credibility to the rumors of Apple wanting to kill off cable connections and be all-wireless.
 
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