Apple’s new MagSafe Battery Pack for the iPhone 12 has began arriving to clients all over the world, and as extra folks get their fingers on the accent, varied tidbits have surfaced about its design and performance.
Priced at $99 in the US, the MagSafe Battery Pack attaches magnetically to the again of the iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Professional, or iPhone 12 Professional Max, offering further hours of battery life. Designed with laborious plastic, Apple says the battery pack is ready to wirelessly cost the iPhone at as much as 5W on the go, or at as much as 15W when the battery pack is related to a 20W or greater energy adapter with a Lightning to USB-C cable.
MacRumors readers have indicated the MagSafe Battery Pack is 11mm thick and weighs around 114 to 115 grams. As noted by Tommy Boi on Twitter, an iPhone 12 mini with the MagSafe Battery Pack connected weighs round 250 grams, which is heavier than the iPhone 12 Professional Max, which weighs 228 grams by itself.
Steven Russell from Memphis, Tennessee confirmed the MagSafe Battery Pack can’t be charged with Apple’s MagSafe Charger or different Qi-based wi-fi charging pads. Nevertheless, when connected to an iPhone 12 that’s charging by way of Lightning, the iPhone can ship energy to the battery pack. The reverse wireless charging feature requires a 20W or greater energy adapter and you’ll monitor each charging statuses on the Lock display.
Russell additionally demonstrated that the MagSafe Battery Pack can wirelessly cost AirPods, however as anticipated, it can’t cost an Apple Watch.
The MagSafe Battery Pack is supported by iPhone 12 fashions working iOS 14.7, which was released yesterday, however a number of MacRumors readers have indicated that the battery pack just isn’t but supported by the most recent iOS 15 beta.
A primary teardown of the MagSafe Battery Pack surfaced on Chinese language social media platform Weibo, as shared by DuanRui on Twitter:
The MagSafe Battery Pack could be ordered on Apple’s online store in a white shade and at the moment has a late July supply estimate in the US. Apple Store pickup is also available at choice areas beginning at the moment.