Apple has confirmed to The Verge that its new 140W USB-C energy adapter is the corporate’s first charger primarily based on gallium nitride or “GaN” know-how, which permits for smaller, lighter, and extra energy environment friendly chargers than silicon-based chargers.

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With out using GaN, the 140W energy adapter doubtless would have been pretty bigger given its wattage. Many different manufacturers like Anker and Belkin have launched GaN-based chargers over the previous couple of years to be used with Apple merchandise.

Apple additionally confirmed that the 140W energy adapter helps the USB-C Energy Supply 3.1 commonplace, which means that it may be used to cost different gadgets that assist that commonplace. It additionally signifies that those that purchase the brand new 16-inch MacBook Professional can use suitable chargers from third-party manufacturers to cost the pocket book if they like.

We proceed to be taught smaller particulars in regards to the new MacBook Professional fashions that Apple did not point out throughout its “Unleashed” occasion, together with that quick charging is just attainable with the MagSafe port on the brand new 16-inch MacBook Professional, whereas the 14-inch mannequin could be quick charged utilizing both MagSafe or any of the Thunderbolt 4 ports. This should not be an enormous deal on condition that the MagSafe port has no different use than charging, nevertheless it’s price understanding.

Key options of the brand new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Professional embody Apple’s next-generation M1 Professional and M1 Max chips, the return of an HDMI port and SD card slot, mini-LED shows with a ProMotion adaptive refresh charge as much as 120Hz, as much as 10 hours longer battery life, and extra. The notebooks could be ordered now and launch on Tuesday, October 26.

Apple’s new 140W energy adapter is included with the brand new 16-inch MacBook Professional and it is usually bought individually for $99.

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