Apple unveiled the 35W dual USB-C power adapter at WWDC 2022. This is unique among Apple’s power adapter offerings because they feature two USB-C ports instead of one.
You can use the 35W Dual USB-C Port Power Adapter to charge up to two devices at the same time. The 35W dual USB-C power adapter is recommended for the MacBook Air and can be used with the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and AirPods.
According to the Apple Support document, when you connect two devices, power is automatically distributed between them based on their power requirements. For most devices, power is shared evenly when you have two devices charging at the same time. For example:
- If you connect a Mac notebook and an iPhone or iPad, each device receives up to 17.5W.
- If you connect an iPhone and an iPad, each device receives up to 17.5W.
- If you connect a Mac notebook or iPhone and an Apple Watch or AirPods, the Mac notebook or iPhone receives up to 27.5W and the Apple Watch or AirPods receive up to 7.5W.
For myself, I placed it under my bedside table and use it to charge my iPhone and iPad at the same time. Or the iPad Air which my son love to just use my charger instead of his own.
There is actually a slimmer 35W Dual USB-C Port Compact Power Adapter which has two ports at the bottom rather than at the side. But, unfortunately, I cannot find it in the Singapore Apple Store. Priced at S$85, the Apple 35W dual USB-C power adapter is now available for purchase. It took me two days to receive it.