Apple rumored to release new 30W GaN charger later this year
The rumor: Apple will be releasing their second gallium nitride (GaN) charger in 2022, according to Ming-Chi Kuo (70.4% accurate).
- GaN technology, which allows chargers to pack more watts in a smaller form factor and run cooler, is said to debut in a redesigned 30W charger later this year
- Apple’s only GaN charger currently is the 140W USB-C power adapter that ships with the newest 16-inch MacBook Pro
Sam’s take: Charger news isn’t generally too exciting. But Apple’s current selection of power adapters is severely outdated compared to what third parties like Spigen are doing with their chargers (full disclosure: I work with Spigen regularly and love their stuff). GaN is simply better across the board and I look forward to Apple selling some more first party stuff with it soon.