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Apple's New Adapter Will Charge Your iPad Faster

By - Source: 9to5Mac | B 15 comments

But Apple can't say by how much.

Apple announced a whole host of new products this week, among them a new iPad, an iPad mini, a new MacBook Pro, a new Mac mini and a new iMac. The iPad mini was probably the biggest news, considering the tech industry has been talking about the possibility of a smaller iPad for what seems like an age. The new iPad was also a bit of a surprise, if only for the fact that the iPad 3 isn't even a year old and now it's, well, old. However, what you may not know is that Apple's new iPads also come with a new adapter.

Apple currently has a new 12W power adapter listed on its website and those buying a new iPad will receive one of these new chargers in the box. According to 9to5Mac, the company has confirmed that it will charge your old iPad faster than the previous generation 10W charger, which took a while to bring the iPad to a full battery.

"We don't have an exact percentage of how much faster it would charge but you should see an increase in speed," a spokesperson is quoted as saying.

If you're looking to replace your old 10W charger from your last gen iPad, you'll have to pay for the adapter. It's listed for $19 on Apple's website.

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    ivanto , October 26, 2012 1:05 AM
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    your best friend's dog's half sister's neighbors cat makes computers bits and bytes cry from the useless waste of bandwidth for 5 months. $16,629 / $67= 248.19 hours per month. why did I waste 2 minutes typing this post?
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    ivanto , October 26, 2012 1:05 AM
    delaneymaryloumy best friend's half-sister makes $67 hourly on the computer. She has been unemployed for 5 months but last month her check was $16629 just working on the computer for a few hours. Here's the site to read more ))>> Cat28.com


    your best friend's dog's half sister's neighbors cat makes computers bits and bytes cry from the useless waste of bandwidth for 5 months. $16,629 / $67= 248.19 hours per month. why did I waste 2 minutes typing this post?
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    Anonymous , October 26, 2012 1:14 AM
    Wow...19 bucks for an adapter...looks like Apple is tryin' to rip people off again.
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    ivanto , October 26, 2012 1:18 AM
    Kindle Fire Replacement AC Adapter by Amazo, used from $22.59, I guess $19 is pretty good.
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    tomfreak , October 26, 2012 1:38 AM
    does it make my battery recharge cycle shorter as well?
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    yobobjm , October 26, 2012 2:07 AM
    I'm sorry can we just stop with the apple stuff, you don't do this kind of thing for anything other than apple products so why?
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    eklipz330 , October 26, 2012 2:11 AM
    wow, revolutionary. it's like magic. retina display everything. everything except the mini of course. but that's ok because it's still revolutionary.
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    Darkk , October 26, 2012 4:22 AM
    Well, here is the thing.

    Just how much faster going from 10 watts to 12 watts in terms of charging power? Not much.

    It's all marketing bull that people think it's fantastic. Geezez.

    Ah well. Glad that we aren't forced to buy into such nonsense.


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    Leftbranch , October 26, 2012 4:55 AM
    ivantoyour best friend's dog's half sister's neighbors cat makes computers bits and bytes cry from the useless waste of bandwidth for 5 months. $16,629 / $67= 248.19 hours per month. why did I waste 2 minutes typing this post?

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    nitrium , October 26, 2012 6:25 AM
    I'm just amazed that a new Apple charger is seriously considered news here. "OMG, Apple has a new charger. It's new! OMG. I can't believe it. It's 12W. The old one was 10W. So it's 2W betterer! OMG". And yes, I realize I didn't have to click on the story. But, seriously - a new charger is considered "news"? Seriously? Really?
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    thecolorblue , October 26, 2012 7:27 AM
    RIPOFF.

    $19.00 list price
    $18.98 profit for apple

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    doive1231 , October 26, 2012 9:14 AM
    20% faster charging? Could reduce charge time by over an hour from 6 hours to under 5? Any improvement is welcome.
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    mayne92 , October 26, 2012 10:06 AM
    "We don't have an exact percentage of how much faster it would charge but you should see an increase in speed,"...

    So in other words, spend $20 to see what kind of charging speed increase you will see. I'm very surprised that Apple doesn't have any marketing ammunition for this device - probably because the speed is negligible.
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    house70 , October 26, 2012 10:49 AM
    mayne92"We don't have an exact percentage of how much faster it would charge but you should see an increase in speed,"...So in other words, spend $20 to see what kind of charging speed increase you will see. I'm very surprised that Apple doesn't have any marketing ammunition for this device - probably because the speed is negligible.

    No, it's just in line with their other marketing lines, "our device is the fastest", "our screen is the best" etc.
    Always same stuff, not substantiated by any evidence and always negated later via benchmarks or direct comparisons. Remember their "retina" display thing? They keep dropping the PPI number and still call it a "retina" display, when just a bit ago anything that was below their initial number was too small to qualify.
    This adapter probably shaves about 10 mins from the recharge time, so technically could be "faster". Truth is, they need to push their new chargers because people can not buy them from anywhere else now due to the integrated "security" chip.
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    lamorpa , October 26, 2012 12:47 PM
    Apple's New Adapter Will Drain You Wallet Faster
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    rosen380 , October 26, 2012 3:10 PM
    "Kindle Fire Replacement AC Adapter by Amazo, used from $22.59, I guess $19 is pretty good."

    Seriously-- have any people here *ever* bought an adapter or cable from one of the big electronics companies, or a big box store, or a wireless carrier, etc? Unless you are buying "knock-offs" on mono-price or eBay, that is just what they charge for these kinds of things.