The new 2021 MacBook Pro models offer fast charging with 50% battery in 30 minutes. To support the new charging architecture, Apple has introduced a new USB-C to MagSafe 3 Cable. The base 14-inch MacBook Pro model with an M1 Pro chip (8-core CPU) comes with a 67W USB-C Power Adapter which does not support fast charging.
Sold for $59, the 67W USB-C Power Adapter’s product information mentions that the power brick offers “fast, efficient charging” and is recommended for 13-inch MacBook Pro (2016 and later) or 14-inch MacBook Pro with M1 Pro chip with 8-core CPU. However, MacRumors found additional information which is contrary to this claim.
For fast charging, new 14-inch MacBook Pro owners will require the 96W USB‑C Power Adapter
As per the report, Apple’s website mentions that the 67W USB-C power adapter does not support fast charging for the 14-inch MacBook Pro model. And owners of the base 14-inch model will have to purchase a 96W USB-C Power Adaptor for $79.
“Two power adapters are available with the 14‑inch MacBook Pro. The 67W USB‑C Power Adapter is compact and provides efficient charging at home, in the office, or on the go. It’s included with the standard configuration of MacBook Pro with M1 Pro with 8‑core CPU, 14‑core GPU, and 16‑core Neural Engine.
Or you can choose the 96W USB‑C Power Adapter, which lets you take advantage of fast charging, so you can go from 0 to 50 percent charge in around 30 minutes.
The 96W adapter is included with any MacBook Pro that has an M1 Pro chip with a 10‑core CPU or an M1 Max chip.”
However, all MacBook Pro models powered by an M1 Pro chip with a 10‑core CPU come with the 96W USB-C Power Adaptor in the box. The company has also introduced a new 140W Power Adaptor for $99.