Again in March analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted that Apple will introduce a 30W GaN charger this 12 months. Now leakster DuanRui studies that an unnamed model is sending out new 30W chargers to media shops for testing with the upcoming iPhone 14 Professional collection.
One other leakster, Kioriku, studies that the 14 Professional and 14 Professional Max will solely cost at 30W close to 0% and earlier than dropping right down to 27-25W (that’s how a typical cost curve works). The present iPhone 13 Professional and 13 Professional Max cost at 23W and 27W, respectively, so this might be a reasonably small bump, until Apple goes for a extra aggressive cost curve (uncertain).
Apple already sells a number of GaN chargers, together with the 140W energy brick for the brand new 16” MacBook Professionals and the 35W twin chargers that launched alongside the brand new M2 MacBook Air. Nonetheless, these use USB C-to-C cables, whereas the iPhone 14 technology will follow Lighting (the final technology to take action, based on Kuo, because of new EU rules).
Apple’s outdated (non-GaN) 30W charger • The brand new 35W twin USB-C GaN chargers
Additionally, we’re not holding out hope that Apple’s 30W GaN charger might be included with the iPhone 14 Professional and 14 Professional Max telephones, it’s going to virtually actually be a separate buy. As for the third-party charger, it’s going to include a USB-C to Lighting cable.