Gigabyte has just announced that their On/Off Charge technology now supports fast charging of the latest Apple iPad as well as older Apple devices. This technology allows Gigabyte motherboards to provide more current via the USB port than regular motherboards. Furthermore, charging is enabled even if the system is in standby mode or switched off. Tests conducted by Gigabyte have shown that with On/Off Charge technology, charging time for Apple devices can be reduced by as much as 40%.
This feature can be had on the majority of newer Gigabyte motherboards via a driver upgrade and will also come standard on the upcoming motherboards using the latest Z77 intel chipset.