In addition to full details on what to expect from the iPhone 12 lineup, we also learned more about Apple’s plans to release its own wireless chargers this year. According to a couple of leaks today, Apple will be relaunching the popular “MagSafe” brand for two new wireless chargers alongside the iPhone 12.
Today’s new information comes via two prolific Apple social media leakers: Kang, who reports on Weibo with an excellent track record, and L0vetodream on Twitter which has an equally accurate track record. Some details, as seen in the header image, were previously reported by EverythingApplePro as well.
According to reports, Apple plans to release two wireless chargers alongside the iPhone 1
Kang also says the MagSafe chargers will be able to offer up to 15W of power. Here is the translated text from Kang’s original Weibo report:
The official key accessories are: Magsafe Official Case with Magsafe, Two Wireless Chargers Magsafe Charger, Magsafe Duo Charger, you can see the literal meaning.
In September 9to5Mac reported in a video claiming to show Apple’s magnetic wireless charger prototype. Rumors have also suggested that the iPhone 12 will include a new magnet ring built into the back to allow for new accessories. Today’s report appears to confirm that an official Apple case will include MagSafe magnetic technology.
The resurgence of the MagSafe brand for Apple’s wireless charging line comes after Apple canceled the AirPower project in 2019 over reliability and overheating concerns. Apple seems to have changed its strategy this time around, returning to the magnet-based approach it has used on MagSafe chargers for the MacBook line for many years.
What do you think of these rumors? Would you be interested in “wireless” charging similar to MagSafe for iPhone 12? Let us know in the comments!
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