Apple has finally released its iPhone 12 series, after long awaited design change and new accessories. The MagSafe is one of the newest accessories that will pave the way for it’s future. Here’s everything you need to know about the MagSafe accessories.
What is MagSafe?
MagSafe is an old name if you’ve already used their laptops. Now there are two types of MagSafe.
MagSafe for Mac
Apple introduced the MagSafe technology in 2006 on their MacBook Pro. This was essentially a magnetic charger for your Mac laptops. The MagSafe chargers were a great way to charge up your Mac without someone tripping over that power cord. Sadly, the MagSage charger was replaced with the popular USB-C connector.
MagSafe for iPhone
This is the latest release of MagSafe which is a magnetic charging mount for the iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max. The company took the iPhone’s wireless charging coils and added new components to create an improved wireless charging solutions which is still compatible with the Qi wireless charging.
It uses magnets to align your iPhone on the wireless charger. In the previous iPhones it’s always difficult to align your device on these wireless chargers. Now with MagSafe, the placement is accurate and you get charging speed of 15W unlike other Qi wireless charger which would charge at 7.5W.
There are two types of MagSafe accessories, the afore mentioned MagSafe chargers and MagSafe-enabled cases, wallets, mounts etc.
You will find MagSafe added to a host of new accessories like silicone and leather cases and wallets. Third-party accessory manufacturers will also be able to add MagSafe technology into their own products.
Apple has already launched it’s MagSafe wireless charger for iPhone and MagSafe Duo Wireless charger for iPhone and Apple Watch. The MagSafe chargers are available right now at the Apple stores while the wireless chargers are yet to reach the stores.
MagSafe Cases, Wallets and Sleeves
You will be getting MagSafe-enables silicon and clear cases that can magnetically snap on your iPhone. The new iPhones will recognise the accessories attached to it and show an animation. It is also speculated that a leather sleeve case will also be made available.
Next, we have the leather wallet that will snap on to the back of your iPhone 12 or a MagSafe-enabled case.
Third-Party MagSafe Accessories
Third-party manufactures are also going to come up with their implementation of MagSafe accessories. Other brands like Belkin have already created a range of MagSafe accessories. Rest assured, there will may more chargers, docks, mounts and cases too.