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Leak shows 35W charger - but Apple is still behind

Leak shows 35W charger – but Apple is still behind

A leaked document indicates that the iPhone manufacturer is developing a new type of GaN quick charger that has not just one – but two USB-C ports.

Fast mobile charging is an area where Apple has lost ground in comparison to Android competitors.

It can handle a maximum of 30 watts per day

Anyone who gets an iPhone 13 today won’t find a charging adapter in the box. Apple sells chargers separately, but these chargers have a maximum power of 20 or 30 watts.

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Behind the scenes, Apple may be in the process of developing chargers with higher power. Leaked documents appear The site 9to5mac also came up.

The documents were originally posted on Apple’s website, but have since been deleted. According to 9to5mac, Apple’s “35W Dual USB-C Power Adapter” is mentioned, which should be a 35W charger with two USB-c ports. The charger shall, according to the document, be of the Usb Power Delivery fast charging standard.

Gallium nitride as a semiconductor

The big news is that two devices can be charged simultaneously with the new adapter. For example, it can be noted that the worse model Iphone 13 Pro Max can handle a maximum power of 27W, which leaves little cream on a pair of Airpods or Apple Watch.

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It is also interesting that the new Apple charger works be made of the semiconductor gallium nitride (GaN). The material is often touted as an alternative to silicon, as the GaN transistor can handle higher temperatures and higher voltages more efficiently.

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Apple crushes 120 watts

Apple is already working on the technology: coinciding with the launch of the Macbook Pro this fall, the company also revealed a 140W GaN-based fast charger.

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35W may mean a small step forward for Apple, but the distance to competitors is growing. Samsung’s latest flagship phone, Galaxy S22 Ultra, a maximum power of 45 watts. However, at the forefront is the Xiaomi 12 Pro, Which can handle 120W at most.