Apple's New MagSafe Battery Pack Unlocks SECRET iPhone 12 Feature!

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MacRumors 14 July, 2021 - 11:15am 40 views

What is magsafe battery pack?

Using a 20W or higher power adapter, the MagSafe Battery Pack can charge your iPhone with up to 15W of charging power. You can also charge both if you attach your MagSafe Battery Pack to your iPhone, then plug your iPhone into a power source. The VergeApple’s new MagSafe battery premieres reverse charging on the iPhone 12

Apple just launched an official $99 MagSafe battery pack for the iPhone 12 lineup

The Verge 14 July, 2021 - 03:32pm

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Apple has released battery cases for iPhones in the past, but the new pack attaches to the iPhone 12 phones thanks to embedded magnets. And it will work with all four of the phones in the iPhone 12 family — the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max.

Apple says the pack charges with up to 5W of power, so it won’t be the fastest way to charge your phone. In a support page, Apple also says the battery requires iOS 14.7 — a software update that’s not out yet. Since Apple’s website is showing delivery times for the battery pack for as early as July 22nd, it seems like that update will be out soon to support it.

Apple also offers a wallet that can stick magnetically onto the back of your phone.

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Apple finally launches the iPhone accessory we've been waiting for

Creative Bloq 14 July, 2021 - 03:32pm

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And did it just reveal an iPhone 13 secret?

Quietly released last night, the MagSafe Battery Pack snaps to the back of your iPhone 12 to offer some extra juice. As anyone who's used any of the best power banks will attest, they can be an absolute life-saver – but will Apple's be up to scratch?

Like the MagSafe wallet, the new battery pack magnetically snaps to the back of the iPhone, matching the shape of the iPhone 12 mini and sitting a little smaller on the rest of the larger models. And it's available in any colour you like – as long as it's white. Yep, unlike the rest of Apple's MagSafe accessories, you're limited to the company's signature shade here.

The MagSafe Battery Pack charges an ‌iPhone 12‌ model at 5W, and features its own Lightning port to charge. If you want to charge both the iPhone and battery pack, you can connect a Lightning cable to either device while they're connected. And as many of observed, this is rather interesting. The fact that the iPhone 12 is able to essentially charge the battery pack means it's capable of reverse charging – leading many to speculate what else the iPhone could potentially charge. Those rumours about the iPhone 13 being able to reverse charge AirPods are starting to sound a lot more believable. 

Daniel Piper is senior news editor at Creative Bloq. He is an author, editor and national poetry slam champion, and his debut book of comedy short stories was published in 2018.

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