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Apple releasing more efficient GaN-based 30W power adapter, says Ming-Chi Kuo

Apple releasing more efficient GaN-based 30W power adapter, says Ming-Chi Kuo

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According to well-connected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple could release a new 30W power adapter with a revised form factor in 2022.

According to well-connected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple could release a new 30W power adapter with a revised form factor in 2022.

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In a tweet on Monday, Kuo said that the adapter would use gallium nitride — or GaN — technology.

In a tweet on Monday, Kuo said that the adapter would use gallium nitride — or GaN — technology.

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GaN provides for smaller and more efficient power chargers than classic silicon-based systems, as seen in the 16-inch MacBook Pro adapter.

GaN provides for smaller and more efficient power chargers than classic silicon-based systems, as seen in the 16-inch MacBook Pro adapter.

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Although Kuo didn't explain the purpose of the power adapter, it's likely to be a replacement for Apple's current 30W wall chargers, which come standard with the 2017 MacBook Air.

Although Kuo didn't explain the purpose of the power adapter, it's likely to be a replacement for Apple's current 30W wall chargers, which come standard with the 2017 MacBook Air.

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Apple could introduce "two to three" new GaN-based chargers in 2021, according to Kuo.

Apple could introduce "two to three" new GaN-based chargers in 2021, according to Kuo.

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GaN is a transparent crystalline substance that can help power adapters and wall chargers be smaller and more energy efficient.

GaN is a transparent crystalline substance that can help power adapters and wall chargers be smaller and more energy efficient.

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