Apple’s latest 16-inch M3 MacBook Pro models are able to fast charge at 140W over USB-C with a 240W USB-C cable, according to a support document that was updated today.
2021 and 2022 16-inch MacBook Pro models with M-series chips are limited to faster 140W charging with the USB-C to MagSafe 3 cable that Apple provides due to USB-C limitations, with the USB-C ports offering only up to 100W.
The 2023 16-inch MacBook Pro can charge at the full 140W through MagSafe or through a USB-C port when a 140W+ power adapter is paired with a 240W cable, such as the 240W USB-C cable that Apple began selling in September.
This update is only applicable to 16-inch models as 14-inch models can fast charge with a 96W charger, which USB-C ports were already able to provide for older machines.
The option to fast charge a 16-inch M3 MacBook Pro at 140W over USB-C gives MacBook Pro owners more options when it comes to charging, though it is worth noting that the 240W cables are limited to USB 2.0 data transfer speeds. Related Roundup: MacBook Pro 14 & 16″ Buyer’s Guide: 14″ & 16″ MacBook Pro (Buy Now)Related Forum: MacBook Pro
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