Apple’s new dual mains charger is available

During the WWDC, we were able to discover a dual charger for Mac which puts an end to several clues on this subject published a few days before the conference. It offers two USB-C ports (the first of its kind at Apple) for a power of 35 watt and is now offered for sale in the Apple Store for 65 euros. Online purchase is also possible.

The advantage of this accessory is therefore its ability to charge several devices at the same time. The list of affected models is long and supports both mobiles, computers and tablets. However, it will be necessary add charging cable, which is not included in the box. Count, for example, 25 euros for a 1 m USB-C to Lightning cable or 55 euros for the 2 m USB-C to MagSafe 3 cable.

Compatibility

Apple’s Dual Mains Charger is (officially) compatible with all iPhones released after iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus, which therefore includes the four iPhone 13, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 11 and third-generation iPhone SE. Either all the models still manufactured by Cupertino. On the tablet side, all iPad Pros and the last three generations of iPad and iPad Air are affected, along with the iPad mini 6 and iPad mini 5.

The list of compatible Macs is however announced as more restricted, with only the Macbook Air including the one with an M2 chip and its predecessor. This is probably because the power of the charger is too limited to power other more greedy items such as the MacBook Pro from the end of 2021 or their 13-inch version which also arrived during the Worldwide Developer Conference 2022.

With this, Apple also specifies that its dual mains charger can recharge all AppleWatch and the AirPods case.

Alternatives to the Apple dual mains charger

If you need to power your computer, Apple also sells a charger 96 watts but with a single USB-C socket for 85 euros, or an even more powerful version of 140 watts at 105 euros.

Among the competition, there are also equivalent products, notably at Anker or Belkin via Amazon. With a price sometimes half the price depending on the range.

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