Apple may release GaN USB-C charger with 65W fast-charge this year

Apple USB-C charger coming? Pictured: USB C Charger [GaN Technology], Anker 30W Ultra Compact Type-C Wall Charger with Power Delivery, PowerPort Atom PD 1 for iPhone, iPad, iPad Pro, MacBook, and more
An Anker USB C Charger [GaN Technology] chargers iPhone, iPad, iPad Pro, MacBook, and more
A number of tech companies, Apple among them, plan to release GaN-based USB-C charger this year, a new report claims today. Apple, Oppo, Xiaomi, Huawei, and Samsung each have plans for the Gallium Nitride technology, which can provide fast charging solutions through a USB-C interface and support fast-charging up to 65 watts.

Tim Hardwick for MacRumors:

GaN technology uses fewer components than standard silicon chargers, and allows them to be manufactured in a smaller casing than a standard power adapter.

GizChina notes that Xiaomi recently released a new GaN charger that utilizes the technology. It comes with a USB Type-C interface that supports up to 65W fast-charge and can deliver a full charge of a Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro in 45 minutes.

MacDailyNews Take: Gallium nitride (GaN) makes all the difference! See our review for the Anker PowerPort Atom PD 2 gallium nitride (GaN) charger: Two weeks abroad with Anker’s PowerPort Atom PD 2 gallium nitride (GaN) charger for USB-C and Lightning devices.


    1. They all support 65W charging. Depending on the computer you have and how you’re using it, it will either charge slower while using it or will discharge slower. But, when not in use, all the devices will charge, they’ll just charge slower than expected if the wattage is lower than the one it ships with.

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