Throughout its WWDC 22 dwell stream earlier at present, Apple introduced the M2-powered MacBook Air, which additionally comes with assist for quick charging utilizing a 67W charger. That charger is offered individually, however that doesn’t imply Apple isn’t introducing a brand new charger within the MacBook Air’s field. With sure configurations of the brand new MacBook Air, you’re going to get a 35W dual-port charger within the field, as an alternative of the normal 30W charger.
The truth is, Apple is seemingly launching two fashions of this dual-port charger. The one included with the MacBook Air is the “compact” model, which has the USB ports on the backside, however there’s one other model on Apple’s retailer that includes a related design to the prevailing charger. The 2 fashions value the identical ($59) and have the identical energy score of 35W.
Nonetheless, there may be one massive distinction, and that’s the outlet plug itself. The compact model of the ability adapter doesn’t appear to assist Apple’s World Journey Adapter Equipment, which helps you to swap out the plug so you possibly can cost your laptop computer whenever you journey to a special nation. This mannequin does appear to be extra compact, however that’s a doubtlessly massive trade-off.
With the intention to get the Apple dual-port charger, you’ll have to configure your M2-powered MacBook Air with a 10-core GPU and at the very least 512GB of storage. The inclusion of this new charger is fascinating, although, as a result of 35W actually isn’t rather a lot. For those who’re planning to cost two units on the similar time, having solely 35W in whole means one of many units goes to be charging very slowly. Apple doesn’t really specify how energy output is cut up between the 2 ports, however both means, at the very least certainly one of your plugged-in units is more likely to get very gradual charging speeds.
For those who’re enthusiastic about charging your laptop computer quicker, the 67W charger isn’t new, it’s simply the primary time it’s appropriate with the MacBook Air. This energy adapter additionally prices $59, and also you’ll want to make use of the MagSafe 3 charging cable (included with the laptop computer) to get quick charging assist.