Apple's new MagSafe charger for the iPhone 12 family doubles the wireless charging speed but is still slower compared to the wired solution. Concretely, the Wall Street Journal's Joana Stern found out in her video review of the new iPhones that the magnetic charger charges an iPhone 12 more than 2x slower than a 20-Watt USB-C charger with fast-charge support.
Apple removed the power adapter and wired EarPods from the iPhone's box, so you may need to get a new power adapter to match the USB-C to Lightning cable coming with the iPhone 12 lineup.
It wasn’t long after the checkm8 bootrom exploit gave rise to the checkra1n jailbreak tool that clever hackers learned how they could use the same exploit (along with other hacks) to tamper with the proprietary T2 chip embedded in a bevy of modern Macs. In fact, the checkra1n jailbreak tool’s most recent update even added support for the T2 chip in Macs for interested tinkerers.
Despite how incredible the aforementioned circumstances sounded to jailbreak enthusiasts at first glance, those on the other side of the fence quickly began wondering about the implications this might have for the security of Apple’s most popular computers. Now, we may finally have some idea thanks to information published by the t8012 Development Team.
Chargeasap, a Sydney, Australia-based consumer electronics brand, markets the Omega as the world’s first and smallest GaN chargers rated with up to 200W output, and that's a spot-on description. They've kindly sent me a review sample of their flagship 200W Omega charger, an incredibly compact and versatile device that can charge four devices at once at full speed.
The new fourth-generation iPad Air 4 (aka the iPad Pro killer) that was unveiled during today's prerecorded Apple event will ship with a 20-watt USB-C charger in the box.
Today, a pair of compact GaN charger from Chargeasap went live on Kickstarter today.
So now that we know Apple is going to officially transitioning to ARM-based Macs later this year with customer-ready hardware, there remained at least one lingering question: would Apple still support Thunderbolt?
If you have a 13-inch MacBook Air or MacBook Pro --specifically the models refreshed in 2020-- and are experiencing issues with some USB 2.0 accessories, know that you aren't alone.
The next iPad Air should become the second Apple tablet to swap the company's proprietary Lightning port with the more ubiquitous USB-C protocol. At the same time, the upcoming iPad mini refresh should retain Lightning I/O.
All models of Apple's recently refreshed 13-inch MacBook Pro notebook ship with a 61-watt USB-C power adapter, but only higher-end configurations are able to draw power from Apple's 87W adapter that shipped with the previous-generation 15-inch MacBook Pro.
If you listened to the iDB podcast Let's Talk iOS episode 338, you heard me talk about the ways I continue to increase my work from home (WFH) efficiency, during this shelter in place order. Taking stock of my situation, I realized I missed a key component to the setup: a solid USB-C hub. Digging around the possibilities, I came upon the StayGo USB-C hub by Twelve South. They make quality products that I've tested before, and I decided to give it a 'Go.' It's going very well.
As the new Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro starts landing in customers' hands today, early adopters have begun to share their first impressions on social media. According to Twitter leaker L0vetodream, charging an iPad Pro via the Magic Keyboard's passthrough USB-C port is slower versus charging the tablet via its own native USB-C port.