Your new iPad mini will come with a 5-Watt power adapter, not the new 12-Watt

12-watt power adapter

So you get your new iPad mini, you take it out of the box, and…it has the 5-watt power wall adapter instead of the 12-watt one that is supposed to be coming with the 4th generation iPad. It is true, the new iPad mini is shipping with the “slower charging” 5-watt adapter. This was confirmed by someone able to get their hands on the iPad mini a little early.

This is a little surprising on Apple’s part, as the iPad mini has a much larger capacity battery than, say, the iPhone 5 (3x about as large). The same 5-watt adapter ships with the iPhone 5, so in theory it will take considerably longer to charge the iPad mini. Some users may choose to purchase the “faster” 12-watt charger from Apple. I wonder why it went this one.

What do you think? Disappointed Apple shipped it with this one? Are you going to purchase a faster charger? Let us know in the comments.


Via: MacRumors

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  • Captainchris

    iPad 2 doesn’t charge that slow and this should be a smaller battery so… Shouldn’t be much of an issue. And then there is the price…

  • RMac1175

    @Captainchris The iPad 2 had a 10 watt charger. Not the 5 watt.

  • Captainchris

    @RMac1175 that’s what I get for skimming. I was thinking the article was saying the mini came with the 10 watt and not the 12 watt. Man, apple cut a lot of corners for being so expensive. But dang it’s pretty.

  • Ron Ablang

    Looks like we have no choice but to upgrade.