|Apple just released the MagSafe Battery Pack — |
a $99 accessory that snaps to the back of an iPhone 12 to extend
its battery life. It joins the leagues of MagSafe accessories that
have been available since last fall. And it’s up for order right now,
with shipments starting next week.
It’s purpose-built for the iPhone 12 Mini, 12, 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max.
The MagSafe Battery Pack is only available in white and sticks with
a silicone design that adds a hump to the back of the iPhone. From
photos of the accessory, we can see that it features a 1,460mAh
battery— it remains to be seen what that translates to with daily use
of the product. For instance, the iPhone 12’s battery capacity is
2,815mAh, so this will provide about 50% of power to it.
Like the MagSafe charger or the MagSafe Duo, this can push out
15 watts to the iPhone 12 wirelessly. There’s a catch, though; you’ll
need to have it plugged into power to get the full 15 watts — when
just attached to your iPhone, it will push out a slower 5 watts. You’ll
need to connect a 20-watt brick in order to fast charge wirelessly,
like the ones we’ve tested here.
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