We don’t recommend purchasing an Apple charger unless you’re purchasing an iPad or MacBook and the charger is included in the box. For a company that is frequently at the forefront of technological advances, they are surprisingly clumsy and out-of-date in their design.
That may be about to change. A new 35W Dual USB-C Port Power Adapter from Apple has been spotted by 9to5Mac, marking the first time the company has offered an adapter with more than one port. iPhone and iPad users can currently purchase a single-port 20W adapter, while MacBook users can choose from an assortment of older and more recent charging options. According to a support document, the new plug will also have folding prongs like the MacBook plugs.
Use the Apple 35W Dual USB-C Port Power Adapter with a USB-C cable (not included) to recharge your device. You can use a USB-C cable to connect to either port on the power adapter and then plug it into a wall socket if necessary. Make sure the power outlet is easily accessible so that you can unplug your device. Connect the other end of the cable to your computer.
A 35W dual-port charger would be able to fast-charge an iPhone or iPad while simultaneously charging another device, such as an AirPods case or an Apple Watch. On top of that, USB Power Delivery is something that the adapter will support, according to 9to5Mac. What we don’t know is the price of the new adapter. There is a $19 USB-C power adapter from Apple and a $49.50 USB-C power adapter from Apple.
After releasing a 140W GaN charger for the 16-inch MacBook Pro, Apple has been rumoured to be making a lower-wattage GaN charger. A 35W GaN charger is likely to be smaller and lighter than Apple’s current 20W adapter, which is currently available.