iPad Pro 2021 is far from a huge step from its predecessor, iPad Pro 2020. However, it amazes people largely by the inside: the M1 chip, and some features firstly introduced in iPad, such as the mini-LED display and the Thunderbolt 3/USB 4 port. So, based on the robust hardware and Thunderbolt, you may wonder if it support fast charging. Just move on to learn more.
What’s special with Thunderbolt 3?
Thunderbolt looks the same as USB-C port, but it is better in many aspects than USB-C. iPad Pro 2021’s Thunderbolt 3 enables you to transfer data at up to 40Gbps, which is twice as fast as the maximum score of USB-C. In addition, it supports multiple-video transferring at 8K, and hits a charging power at PD 100W.
So can you fast charge iPad Pro 2021?
That said, you can charge the new iPad Pro to full in a short period of time. However, it’s officially said there’s only a typical 1 meter “C-to-C” charging cable and a 20W USB-C Power Adapter in the box. If you want to make the most use of Thunderbolt, you’d better buy an extra Thunderbolt cable as well.
There are other ways, of course. According to Apple, you can use a higher-wattage USB-C power adapter for faster charging, such as the one that came with your Mac notebook. If you plan to get a powerful charger from other manufacturers, we recommend RAVPower’s 90W 2-Port charger. In the case when you are outdoor and running out of battery of your iPad, Anker PowerCore 26800mAh Battery Pack would be the best.