Does this cable provide more than 3 Amps (For special use with the new MacBook Pro's w/ 87watts) or is this just the same as any other USB-C cable?
Is there any difference between this cable and a non-OEM cable such as a 3rd-Party Belkin USB-C cable ? Will a non-apple USB-C cable charge at the same rate if both connected to the same Apple USB-C Power Supply @ 87 Watts?
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Yes it can, as stated in the description. Previous Apple cables had issues, but it seems to have been fixed now. To make sure that you have the correct version of the cable, look for a serial number of not cable, as described in the apple website.
Also, according to this spec sheet, the Apple Charge cable seems to be able to support up to 5A, which is the maximum supported by USB Power Delivery 2.0. The cable should be able to up to 100W because 5A*20V is the maximum allowed power allowed by USB Power Deliver 2.0.
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