I have been going through the newly launched iPad Pro models and noted that Apple has decided to put a USB-C port rather than Lightning, for charging. Would that mean that one could use the same (87W) charger for the MBP and iPP?


The iPad uses a 13W Power Adapter while the Macbook Pro, depending on the size uses a 61/81W Power Adapter.

Using the Macbook charger with the iPad

This safe to do so and Apple does mention it in one of their articles, saying it might charge faster.

If you have a higher-wattage USB-C power adapter — such as the one that came with your Mac notebook — you can use it with iPad Pro, and you might see faster charging. You can also charge iPad Pro by connecting it to the USB-C port on your computer.



There is no obvious reason why it shouldn’t work, but no one can answer for sure until they’ve actually got their hands on one of the new iPad Pro models in a bit over a week.

  • I have read some comments about people complaining why Apple chose to go with the 18W charger instead of 30W fast charging adapters, so I figured if it's just a matter of wattage, one could easily use the same adapter as the MBP. – posdef Oct 30 '18 at 16:24

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