As part of Apple’s
iPhone 12 launch event, we got a preview of MagSafe and
MagSafe Duo Charger, two new accessories for 15W wireless charging.
While MagSafe is used to charge the iPhone 12, the MagSafe Duo can be used to charge both the iPhone 12 and an Apple Watch at the same time. It’s not quite
AirPower, which was supposed to charge a set of AirPods too, but fills a similar niche.
Thanks to the built-in magnets in the iPhone 12, the handset is firmly attached to the MagSafe accessory, ensures that charging takes place as efficiently as possible.
The magnets can also be used for a wide range of different accessories. Among other things we saw a wallet that you can attach to the back of your iPhone.
The MagSafe Charger is
on Apple’s website already, priced at £39/$39, and will be available from 16 October. However, we don’t know how much the MagSafe Duo will cost, or when it will be released. In other words, watch this space.
There is also no power adapter included with the iPhone 12 – or the XR, 11 or SE from now on. Here are details on
which power adapter plug you need for the iPhone.
Also, read about why MagSafe rather than USB-C is the future of the iPhone here:
Why we will never see an iPhone with USB-C
This article originally appeared on
Macworld Sweden. Translation by David Price.