Apple introduces MagSafe Battery Pack to charge the iPhone 12 on the go

Confirming earlier rumors, Apple has begun promoting a magnetic battery pack for MagSafe-equipped iPhone fashions. Dubbed merely the “MagSafe Battery Pack,” it prices $99 on Apple’s on-line retailer.

MagSafe is a brand new characteristic (with an previous title) for the iPhone 12 lineup. Supported telephones comprise magnets on the again that can be utilized to connect equipment, together with this one. Right here, MagSafe ensures that the charger and the iPhone’s charging coils are correctly aligned.

The battery pack prices the iPhone at 5 W whereas unplugged or 15 W whereas plugged in. If we’re deciphering Apple’s advert copy precisely, the MagSafe Battery Pack itself might be charged at as much as 15 W. However when the pack is hooked up to an iPhone and also you cost each concurrently, you may cost at 20 W.

The battery pack works with the iPhone’s dwelling display Batteries widget, and you’ll observe the charging standing on the lock display and At the moment view.

The product has a Lightning port, but it surely doesn’t include an influence adapter or cable. Apple recommends you employ a USB-C-to-Lightning cable alongside a 20 W or larger USB-C energy adapter.

Apple hasn’t disclosed the battery’s capability, but it surely has published a support document for the MagSafe Battery Pack. The doc comprises tidbits and clarifications, together with:

Your iPhone may get barely hotter whereas it prices. To increase the lifespan of your battery, if the battery will get too heat, software program may restrict charging above 80%. Your iPhone will cost once more when the temperature drops. Strive transferring your iPhone and charger to a cooler location.

And:

MagSafe Battery Pack features a cost administration characteristic to assist preserve battery well being in instances the place your MagSafe Battery Pack is linked to energy for extended durations of time.

The battery pack’s preliminary US delivery date was July 19, however orders are actually displaying July 21-23. The pack works with the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Professional, and iPhone 12 Professional Max, and it requires iOS 14.7 or later.

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