Apple 20W USB-C Power Adapter review

A well-designed charger for anyone who simply has to have everything Apple

Apple 20W wall charger in a plug socket
(Image: © Gareth Bevan / Digital Camera World)

Digital Camera World Verdict

Apple’s 20W power adapter is a great choice for any Apple fanatic. With its minimal looks and shiny white exterior it will match your other Apple chargers and devices. There are a lot of power adapters on the market that rival the Apple 20W charger for size but manage to offer a higher power output, or several ports for charging multiple devices. However, few can match the iconic design of Apple’s charger. While 20W doesn’t quite reach the peak of what modern Apple devices can charge at, 20W is still plenty of power to charge your iPhone, AirPods, or iPad in good time.


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    Neat minimalist Apple design

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    Adequate power for an iPhone, AirPods, or iPad


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    Faster chargers can be had for the same money

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    Only one port

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Ever since Apple stopped including chargers in the box with purchases of new iPhones, and then every other phone manufacturer followed suit, more and more people need to ask the question of what is the best charger.

However, by Apple taking away the charger, it wasn’t conceding that its own chargers are not worth having, but you should only need to buy them if necessary, saving huge amounts of electrical waste being dumped. Apple still would very much like you to buy one of its chargers, and the Apple 20W charger is its latest.

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Max output20W
PortsUSB-C x1

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Gareth Bevan
Reviews Editor

Gareth is a photographer based in London, working as a freelance photographer and videographer for the past several years, having the privilege to shoot for some household names. With work focusing on fashion, portrait and lifestyle content creation, he has developed a range of skills covering everything from editorial shoots to social media videos. Outside of work, he has a personal passion for travel and nature photography, with a devotion to sustainability and environmental causes.