Apples current 12W iPad charger
Apple has developed a 17W power supply which seems to be for a mystery new product line, which some speculate will be the much rumored Apple TV set. The supply will be ready within 12 months, but specific details are unknown.
Sources informed AppleInsider of these plans and make clear that the adapter will not be used for any existing product line, such as the iPhone and iPad. Additionally, it is not part of any imminent launch, so whatever the component is for, it will not launch at the Sept. 10 iPhone event.
The power supply is said to be similar to the USB plugs currently used for the iPhone and iPad, and will be most suited to a portable device. While the fifth-generation iPad will come with the same 12W adapter as the previous, Apple have been rumored to be developing a bigger 13-inch iPad, which could require a more powerful adapter. This one in particular is tipped to be used on something entirely new, however.
It is possible that the adapter will be used for a TV, although this would be more surprising given the portable nature and wattage of the supply. Nevertheless, details are sparse, so these new details really could mean anything.
Source: AppleInsider | Image via Apple