Today, Apple introduced a new MagSafe Battery Pack for iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max on its website.
The MagSafe Battery Pack magnetically attaches with rounded magnets coil on the back of all iPhone 12 models and aligned to every iPhone. The MagSafe Battery Pack is only available in white color surrounded with a silicone coating. As per the images, the new accessory will include a 1460mAh battery capacity to charge the iPhone.
The MagSafe Battery Pack will be able to charge the iPhone at 5W but while plugged in, it will charge the iPhone at up to 15W. The iPhone and MagSage Battery Pack have the ability to charge at the same time.
Apple said that while a lightning cable is plugged into the MagSafe Battery Pack, it can wirelessly charging the iPhone up to 15W, and using a 20W charger the MagSafe Battery Pack will charge even faster. And Apple also recommends utilizing a 20W or higher USB-C power adapter and USB-C to Lightning cable to charge the MagSage Battery Pack.
Interestingly, if the iPhone is plugged into a power source, it can be charged the MagSafe Battery Pack. Apple suggested that this way is convenient for those people who require to connect their devices to another device while charging such as wired CarPlay or transferring photos to a Mac.
Apple said in a support document that iOS 14.7 or later is necessary to utilize the new accessory. People can view the charging status on the Home Screen or Today View by adding a battery widget to the iPhone.
Apple clearly mentioned that when the iPhone charges, it might get slightly warm. To avoid heat and increase battery lifespan, the new software (iOS 14.7) might restrict over 80 percent charging, and when the iPhone cools down, it will resuming charging.
When the MagSafe Battery Pack is connected to power for periods of time, the charging management feature helps the MagSage Battery Pack to maintain battery health. If the Optimized Battery Charging is turned on, users will see a notification on the lock screen of the iPhone that will be showing the iPhone is charged completely.
The MagSafe Battery Pack joins the Apple ecosystem and it costs $99 and it will be available to customers from July 20. However, there also third-party options available as well but those are incompatible with MagSafe chargers rather than compatible with MagSafe chargers.
So, as for now, only Apple’s official first-party charging accessory is the only MagSage Battery Pack.
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