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elijahg said:AppleInsider said:A quick look at MagSafe Duo's specifications explains why the charger doesn't work with the older adapter.
LMFTFY: The 29w charger only deals with USB PD 2.0, and therefore whilst the 29w USB C PSU can supply the required 3a at 5v or 1.67a at 9v, it won't because the dock needs PD 3.0, and the USB PD 2.0 fallback doesn't provide enough juice. A slightly more expensive voltage regulator that supported USB PD 2.0 and 3.0 in the dock would have dealt with that. Apple could have had a fallback to PD 2 or below, and had the dock charge one or the other items so that in a pinch (likely when travelling), you could borrow a super common USB A charger or use a USB A wall socket. I see USB-A wall sockets all over the place, yet to see a USB-C one. My Anker charging puck works just fine charging my iPhone X with a 5v/2a power supply, and I even have a 5w wireless charger that is slow but fine for overnight charging.
This thing is becoming a bigger and bigger white elephant as each day passes.
Yep. I thought it was a gimmick from the start, plus the 12 series is having serious problems. Glad I got my 11 in September than wait in October for the 12.