After the controversial decision of Apple not include the chargers In the box of the iPhone 12, several hypotheses have emerged regarding the future developments of this type of accessories by the company, but so far few had imagined the next step of Apple.
According to a recent report published by DigiTimes, Apple plans smaller, lighter versions of its USB-C wall chargers
Apple could launch new chargers in 2021.
The report ensures that Navitas Semiconductor May Get Apple Orders to Provide Fast Charging Solutions based on gallium nitride or “GaN” technology. The report claims that Apple’s chip manufactur ing partner TSMC will supply GaN chips to Navitas under an existing partnership.
“Navitas Semiconductor, based in Ireland, Power Integrations in the United States and Inno Science in China, are the world’s three leading providers of fast charging solutions based on GaN-on-Si chips. Navitas is expected to receive orders from Apple and other vendors in 2021, with TSMC expected to supply GaN-on-Si chips. “
“GaN” chargers represent a smaller and lighter alternative, more energy efficient and less heat conductors compared to your current silicon-based chargers.
In recent years, these types of models have been made by Anker and Belkin, both known to make third-party products for Apple devices.
The release of DigiTimes makes sense as more and more third-party accessory manufacturers enter the market. And many do Smaller, faster GaN chargers than the USB-C chargers Apple includes with its MacBook line
In recent months, famous Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reported that Apple will likely launch “2 or 3 new chargers in 2021”, making room for that possibility, in addition to the wireless options the company has focused on the most.