Apple Accidentally Leaks Massive Upgrade For iPads, iPhones

iPhone 14 leaks have already revealed some of the new smartphones’ best features and biggest concerns. But now Apple has accidentally leaked a long-awaited upgrade millions of iPhone and iPad users are going to want.

Spotted by 9to5Mac, Apple accidentally published a new support document on its website for an upcoming dual USB-C charger that will enable an iPhone or iPad to fast charge while also charging an additional accessory, such as an Apple Watch.

“Use the Apple 35W Dual USB-C Port Power Adapter and a USB-C cable (not included) to charge your device,” Apple wrote in the support document. Apple also leaked the core specifications. The new charger will support four different charging modes: 5VDC / 3A or 9VDC / 3A or 15VDC / 2.33A or 20VDC / 1.75A with a total output of 35W.

This is a massive upgrade on anything Apple currently offers in this segment. As it stands, the only similar options are bulky 30W and 45W chargers with a single USB-C port. Expect the leaked charger to be substantially smaller too with hyper-efficient GaN charging hotly tipped.

Furthermore, faster iPhone charging has been tipped for some time without materializing. So with Android rivals now hitting up to 120W and delivering a full charge in under 20 minutes, the arrival of this new dual charger may see Apple finally up its game as well.

I expect we will learn more soon. Apple has confirmed WWDC for June 10 where iOS 16 will be unveiled, and next-gen iOS beta code has a long history of leaking upcoming Apple devices.

Needless to say, faster charging would not be enough on its own – especially in conjunction with the iPhone 14’s underwhelming design, split performance and increased prices. But for iPhone 14 Pro buyers it might just tip the balance, along with their supersized new cameras.

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