Apple's First-Ever Charging Adapter with Two USB-C Ports Will Be Available Soon
According to a recent source, the company is getting closer to releasing its first-ever charging converter featuring two USB-C connections.
With the "work from anywhere" concept gaining traction across several industries, there is a growing need for more portable devices and peripherals among the world's working population. While smartphone and laptop manufacturers compete for smaller form factor devices that can supply more power, accessories manufacturers are also under intense pressure. Apple, as one of the major firms with a market in both areas, is attempting to catch up to other third-party accessory manufacturers in its own unique way. According to a recent source, the company is getting closer to releasing its first-ever charging converter featuring two USB-C connections.
Until now, Apple has relied on chargers with a single port to charge iPhones, iPads, MacBooks, Apple TVs, and other devices. This has inadvertently compelled folks in the Apple universe to carry multiple chargers for various Apple gadgets. Many people have embraced the GaN (Gallium Nitride) charging options provided by third-party manufacturers such as Belkin, Stuffcool, and others. Apple, on the other hand, appears to have finally grasped the problem.
Predicted last month that a new charger of about 30W would come in 2022. Components are nearing mass production, and this year's shipment estimation could reach 2-3M units.https://t.co/Xb2keIGYSQ— 郭明錤 (Ming-Chi Kuo) (@mingchikuo) April 9, 2022
Apple’s Dual USB-C Port Adapter: Expected Launch Timeframe
According to Ming-Chi Kuo, a prominent analyst, and Apple tipter, the company's first-ever charger with dual USB-C connections will shortly go into mass production. Although this is welcome news for Apple enthusiasts, it is unclear when it will be available in stores. Typically, an item entering mass production signifies that it will be officially released within the next six months. Kuo says in his tweet that the charger will be available in 2022 and will have a charging capacity of roughly 30W. Furthermore, he expects that the iPhone maker will ship roughly 2-3 million pieces of the specific attachment.
Kuo's tweet comes just a few days after the firm noted the charger in one of their website support documents. The paper, which was discovered by 9to5Mac, specifically highlighted a new Apple 35W Dual USB-C Port Power Adapter. The adapter also has extendable prongs, similar to the firm's current wall plugs, according to the company. The support article made no mention of the GaN solution and was shortly removed.
Moving to GaN Means A Step Closer To Become Carbon Neutral
There is no confirmation, GaN or not. If Apple chooses a GaN solution, it may release chargers with more than two ports in the future. Gallium Nitride, for those who are unfamiliar, is a material that is increasingly being utilised in semiconductors to produce less heat. Manufacturers can fit more components together with less heat, resulting in a smaller charger with more USB-A or USB-C connections.
Moving to such a solution would aid Apple in its goal of reducing its global carbon footprint. Increasing the number of ports may lead to customers purchasing fewer chargers for other iDevices. The firm has already ceased selling iPhone chargers in the box and has previously stated that it will be carbon neutral by 2030.