Apple’s $99 MagSafe battery has already reached its first customers, one of whom, Steven Russel, has released photos and first impressions of the device.
Apple MagSafe battery on an iPhone with a white silicone case
It is made of hard plastic and is a bit big. Interestingly, it has a USB-C port for charging – if you have a 20W adapter (or higher), it will be able to charge the MagSafe pack and the phone simultaneously.
With brown and blue silicone cases • Without case
The pack sends 15W of wireless power to the phone. And it can be used to charge more than phones, it also works with AirPods (assuming you have some with a wireless charging stand, of course). Unfortunately, it can’t load an Apple Watch.
The MagSafe pack charging the AirPods • Size comparison with a Mophie MagSafe battery pack
The MagSafe pack itself cannot be loaded with a MagSafe connector or on a Qi charging stand. That said, the iPhone can charge the pack when you plug it in with a lightning cable.
The latest iOS 14.7 update supports MagSafe battery. It displays the correct icon when the pack is attached to the phone. Also, you can see the state of charge of the pack.
Using magSaffe power bank on: iOS 14.6 • iOS 14.7
Russel reports that the pack attaches quite firmly to the phone, thanks to the powerful magnets inside. Someone has already disassembled a pack, so here’s a look at these magnets:
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