As revealed by regulatory filings spotted by MacRumors, the brand new 13-inch MacBook Pro is capable of accepting Apple’s 87-watt power adapter designed for the 15-inch MacBook Pro. MacRumors reports:
For the first time, the higher-end 2020 13-inch MacBook Pro models with 10th-generation Intel processors carry a dual power rating of 20.3V/3.0A and 20.2V/4.3A, meaning that these models can also accept Apple’s 87-watt power adapter that previously shipped with the 15-inch MacBook Pro. Many other Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C accessories like docks and displays can also deliver 87 watts to connected computers.
Despite the higher voltage of power, MacRumors says it was told by its sources that the laptop won’t charge any faster due to the battery staying the same across the whole lineup.
The new MacBook comes with a 61-watt power adapter in the box, which for the majority of users is more than enough. While the 87-watt adapter doesn’t charge faster, it could help with performance. The more juice could provide hardcore power users more flexibility with their Mac, allowing it to run faster and would allow the CPI to go full throttle.
Apple announced the new 13-inch MacBook Pro this week with a few new spec updates on the higher-end model, and double base storage and RAM options on the whole lineup. Read up on the new MacBook Pro here.