“Apple’s new iPad charger, a beefed up 12-watt model, should juice the iPads 3 and 4 [with Retina displays] faster than the old model,” Charlie Sorrel reports for Cult of Mac.

“The new 12W adapter ups the power output from 10W, itself a big jump over the 5W adapter for previous iDevices,” Sorrel reports. “Why not more? Who knows, but my guess is that this is the maximum that can be pumped into an iPad without making it too hot (especially as many iPads are charged while in thick cases) or causing the battery to blow up.”

Sorrel reports, “Interestingly, the adapter is the only thing in the box: you need to bring your own cable.”

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]