Apple launches MagSafe Battery Pack for iPhone 12 models


The MagSafe Battery Pack accessory, which is Apple’s portable wireless battery, is now available for the iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max models.


STORY HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Apple launches MagSafe Battery Pack for iPhone 12 models
  • Extend your battery life with this first-party accessory
  • It’s available starting today, from $99

Promotional graphics showing the back of iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 in purple with Apple MagSafe Battery Pack attached magnetically on the back
Image credit: Apple

Apple’s MagSafe Battery Pack launches for iPhone 12 models

The new MagSafe Battery Pack uses MagSafe technology, a series of magnets in the iPhone 12 family, to easily attach to the phone’s back magnetically. All iPhone 12 models are compatible with the accessory, with iOS 14.7 or later required for software support. Unfortunately, the MagSafe Battery Pack uses slow wireless charging at just five watts of power even though latest iPhones support faster Qi and MagSafe wireless charging at higher wattages.

Like the versions for older iPhones, the iPhone 12 edition features a Lightning port for charging the product’s built-in battery. And with passthrough charging, you can charge both the battery pack and its iPhone simultaneously.

Because this is an Apple product, it tightly integrates with your iPhone to show the battery percentage on the lock screen and in the Battery widget. You can also use a USB-C PD 20-watt adapter to charge the internal battery quicker.

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The iPhone 12 models released in October and November 2020 so Apple’s first-party accessory is a bit late to the party considering the next iPhone is just around the corner. But provided phone dimensions won’t change, the iPhone 12 version of the battery pack will most likely work on your iPhone 13 as well.

Where can I buy MagSafe Battery Pack for iPhone 12?

Apple has quietly released the MagSafe Battery Pack by updating its online store.

The MagSafe Battery Pack is available to order starting today via the company’s online store at apple.com, with first shipments scheduled to reach customers’ doorsteps on July 19.

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