Report: Apple working on smaller GaN-based USB-C chargers for Macs and iPhones

Image: Aukey

According to a new report from Taiwanese publication DigiTimes, Apple may be preparing to launch new, smaller and lighter Gallium-nitride-based USB-C chargers for their devices. Here’s everything you need to know.

DigiTimes reports that Apple’s chip partner Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing has established a relationship with Navitas, the inventors of GaNFast, to produce GaN-on-Si chips ranging from 65 W to 100 W. Navitas are expected to obtain orders from Apple and other vendors in 2021, with TSMC to supply GaN-on-Si chips,” says the report.

GaNFast is a relatively new charging technology that leverages Gallium Nitride to provide fast, energy-efficient, and less heat-conductive charging. The result is a safer, smaller, and much lighter charger that provides more performance-per-watt than non-GaN silicon chargers.

It’s unclear if we will see GaN-based Apple chargers this year or if Apple will bring back the charger inside Apple Watch and iPhone boxes.

Sid Ramirez
Author: Sid Ramirez

Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Previous Post

Hulu with Live TV to add select Viacom channels to its lineup

Next Post

Entire iPhone 13 Lineup might come with the LiDAR Scanner

Related Posts