Apple has announced a new way to charge your iPhone, and the time is perfect.
APPLE has discreetly launched a new battery pack for the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro that uses magnets to attach to the phone’s rear.
Apple has recently unveiled its first official wireless power pack for the iPhone 12 nine months after launching its latest top smartphone. This innovative device, dubbed the MagSafe Battery Pack, attaches onto the back of your phone utilizing magnets buried inside the handset to charge it without the use of wires. The iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, and iPhone 12 mini are all compatible.
Under the MagSafe brand, Apple currently sells magnetic phone covers and wireless chargers, but this is the first on-the-go charging device in the lineup. The new product was introduced quietly, but the timing couldn’t be better, since many of us are getting back into the swing of things. Here’s what you’ll need to know:
The MagSafe Battery Pack is powered by a 7.62V, 11.13Wh battery with a 1460mAh capacity. For contrast, that’s somewhat more than the iPhone 12, implying that you’ll get around one full charge out of it.
When charging wirelessly, the battery pack has roughly the same capacity as the iPhone 12 battery and can charge your phone at up to 5W – the same as Apple’s conventional wall plug chargers. This increases to 15W when plugged into a 20W or higher power supply.
The battery pack charges the fastest with a 27W MacBook charger, but it also works with standard wall chargers. If you’re short on time, you can charge both the charger and your phone at the same time. Surprisingly, it can also reverse charge, allowing you to charge the battery pack using your phone.
The MagSafe Battery Pack is now only available in white, but it looks classy with its elegant rounded corners, as befitting an Apple product. It also comes at a premium price. If you order one now for £99 from the Apple Store, it should arrive by the end of July.
The USB-C power adaptor and USB-C to Lightning charging cable, however, must be purchased separately.
One snag is that your phone must run iOS 14.7 or later, which isn’t currently available to the general public. Apple, on the other hand, has only recently offered developers access to the new operating system. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”