Apple is preparing to change the technology it uses in its chargers, according to a new report from Digitimes. As a result of the change, these essential accessories of our devices they would become faster and also noticeably more compact.
Smaller, faster and more powerful chargers
Ireland-based Navitas Semiconductor expects to receive a major contract from Apple to manufacture gallium nitrate (GaN) chargers, according to the publication. Manufacturing would start this same 2021
Ireland-based Navitas Semiconductor, US-based Power Integrations and Innoscience in China are the world’s three leading providers of GaN-on-Si chip-based fast charging solutions. Navitas is expected to receive orders from Apple and other vendors in 2021, and TSMC is expected to supply GaN-on-Si chips, industry sources noted.
The truth is that more and more we see competitive chargers entering this market and offering alternatives to Apple chargers that They are distinguished by their small size and high power.
Although this technology allows to increase the power of chargers, we have seen a part of it around 300W, the truth is that Apple’s strategy is moving away from raw power which damages the battery of the device during the loading and gets closer to software solutions that extend its useful life. Either way, if the new iPhone or Mac comes with smaller chargers than the current ones, that will definitely be good news.