Apple released a new 30W USB-C Power Adapter that looks the same as the old 30W USB-C Power Adapter

Apple 30w USB-C Power Adapter
Apple 30w USB-C Power Adapter (Image credit: Apple)

What you need to know

  • Apple has a new USB-C Power Adapter available now.
  • It carries the new model number MY1W2AM/A.
  • But that appears to be all that's changed.

Apple releasing something new is always an interesting moment, but sometimes something happens that just seems odd. Like this new version of the existing 30W USB-C Power Adapter that is, we think, the same as the old one.

So far the only difference anyone has spotted – MacRumors has taken a look, too – is a change of model number to MY1W2AM/A. But the unit itself looks the same, has the same 30W rating, and even sells for the same $49 asking price.

The Apple 30W USB‑C Power Adapter offers fast, efficient charging at home, in the office, or on the go. While the power adapter is compatible with any USB‑C–enabled device, Apple recommends pairing it with the 13-inch MacBook Air with Retina display for optimal charging performance. You can also pair it with select iPhone and iPad Pro models to take advantage of the fast-charging feature. You can also pair it with iPhone 8 or later to take advantage of the fast-charging feature.

So what's changed? Presumably, something internal. Or Apple is just trolling us because it thinks we'll post about every little change, no matter how minute.

Apple might have a point.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.