The new iPhones get upgraded new MagSafe charging technology. And to make it possible, Apple has placed a set of magnetic elements so that supported accessories can quickly be snapped onto the back of the device. There is a custom nano-crystalline shield to deal with magnetic flux and new NFC and magnetic field sensors in them. But what’s unique about this technology is that it can deliver double the power of standard Qi wireless charging on other phones. Let’s learn what MagSafe is and How it works with iPhone 12.
What is Apple MagSafe on iPhone 12, and How Does It Work?
As the name suggests, MagSafe is a magnetic system for safely attaching your iPhone 12 to various accessories. These include wireless chargers, card wallets, PopSockets, etc. Apple has already launched a range of MagSafe accessories for the iPhone 12 series that you can buy right now. Other than that, a lot of third party companies will also be releasing more such accessories.
As this is a new hardware feature that is placed inside the device, only users who have new iPhones, including iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max, will be able to use this.
One of the primary benefits of MagSafe will be more efficient wireless charging. This is because it will help align your device perfectly to the charging coil and prevent any interferences from slippage. This will ensure an excellent charging speed for convenience.
A MagSafe charger will deliver up to 15W of power to the iPhone, which is considered something special as 7.5W wireless Qi charging led the industry.
MagSafe Accessories from Apple and Other Manufacturers
1. MagSafe Charger
The very first and probably an essential accessory is the MagSafe Wireless Charger. The perfectly aligned magnets inside the charger attach to your iPhone 12 series’ model and provide faster wireless charging up to 15W.
The MagSafe Charger maintains compatibility with Qi charging, so it can be used to wirelessly charge your other Apple device that supports the wireless charging but at a slower speed.
2. iPhone 12 Clear Case with MagSafe
This is a super thin and light case that is easy to grip. Apple-designed this case to show off the brilliant color finishes of the iPhone 12 series while providing protection and fast wireless charging.
As we all know that these cases have built-in magnets that align perfectly with iPhone 12 series devices and provides a magical attach and detach experience with a snapping sound. While the perfectly aligned magnets make wireless charging faster, the polycarbonate and flexible materials provide the perfect fit for the device.
3. iPhone 12 Silicon Case with MagSafe
This case on the inside has a soft microfiber lining for protection to your brand new iPhone. It has a soft-silky silicone finish on the exterior that gives a premium feel to your premium device. With built-in magnets that align correctly with iPhone 12 series‘ devices, this case offers a magical attach experience and faster wireless charging with a snapping sound every time you apply it on your iPhone.
When it’s time to charge, you don’t have to worry about the charging speed or anything else. Just leave the case on iPhone and snap on your MagSafe charger, and there you go!
4. iPhone Wallet with MagSafe
This accessory is a must-have if you’re buying the iPhone 12 series’ device. This can sometimes come very handy as we all know how painful it is to lose our ID or some credit or debit card. But don’t worry, as the iPhone Leather Wallet with MagSafe is here to perfect the way we keep ID and credit cards. This leather wallet is crafted from European tanned leather to give it a more premium look and features strong built-in magnets that allow it to snap into onto the back of your iPhone effortlessly.
If you wish, you can even attach it to the back of the silicon case keeping in mind about the protection of your device.
5. MagSafe Duo Charger
Along with the MagSafe Wireless charger, Apple will also introduce a new MagSafe Duo charger that will simultaneously charge your iPhone and Apple Watch. This will be an excellent gadget for someone who loves the Apple ecosystem and will be very handy as you will be able to wirelessly charge both of your devices at the same fast rate.
Rumors are that Apple was developing a gadget that allows users to charge multiple devices wirelessly and simultaneously without having to worry about the placement of the device that sits on it to charge.
6. PITAKA Magnetic Case for iPhone 12
If you use like iPhone’s accessories, you may already know this brand. They have been manufacturing the iPhone’s back covers and cases for a long time. After the launch of the iPhone 12 series that is MagSafe supported, they even created the MagSafe supported back covers for the customers who don’t want to settle for silicon or clear case.
They have created a line up of cases that they have named MagEZ that is available on amazon to buy right now. Like in the silicone case, users can also attach Apple’s Wallet with MagSafe on its back to increase the device’s protection.
According to Pitaka, they have used a 100% Aramid fiber that gives safe protection and a naked feeling to your iPhone. It is strong and thin at the same time. This case also provides a minimal yet 3D Grip Touch Texture that gives a comfortable hold to your phone without feeling sticky.
7. Belkin MagSafe 3-in-1 Wireless Charger & Car Vent Mount
Belkin is one of the best accessories manufacturing company for the Apple device. As you may have guessed by now, they have also created a 3 in 1 wireless charging station for your iPhone, AirPod, and Apple Watch wirelessly at the same time.
Just place your iPhone 12 on the charging dock for a secure connection, and that’s it. Your Apple products will start charging at 15W fast speed. This device has a white LED that confirms whether or not your Apple products are correctly aligned. Users can quickly scroll through chats in portrait and rotate to watch videos in landscape mode while charging their iPhones.
Along with this, Belkin also made a Car Vent Mount that also supports MagSafe charging technology. Just place your iPhone 12 series device against the new Belkin car mount and go. This provides a seamless set-and-drive experience while keeping your new iPhone safely and wirelessly mounted in landscape or portrait mode.
Video: What is MagSafe on iPhone 12?
Like Pitaka and Belkin, many accessory manufacturing companies work or have come up with MagSafe supported cases.
And because of this, users may see this great tech on their iPhone 12 series models very quickly.
Though MagSafe may seem to be a very unnecessary tech to some, whereas others who prefer wireless charging are very much happy as they understand the pain of slow charging due to imperfect placement of the device on their charging dock.
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