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Why Does Apple Make Wireless Charging So Damn Confusing?

Most people buy a wireless charger for one reason, and that reason is the convenience of placing a device on a circular pad (or a stand, or whatever) to restore its battery. No more power bricks. No more cables. No more rebuying cables because they have frayed and broken after six months of repeated plugging and…Read more...
Tags: Smartphone, Lifehacks, Charging, Wireless Charging, Power Adapter, Magsafe


Apple's MagSafe Duo Charger Unable to Charge iPhones at Full 15-Watt Power

Apple's upcoming MagSafe Duo Charger pairs a ‌MagSafe‌ iPhone charger with an Apple Watch charging puck, but as noted by Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, Apple has recently updated the product description to note that the ‌MagSafe‌ portion of the charger won't charge at the full 15 watts supported by the standalone ‌MagSafe‌ charger. Neither the basic ‌MagSafe‌ Charger nor the ‌MagSafe‌ Duo Charger ships with a power adapter, with Apple noting that a 20-watt or greater USB-C adapter is recommended fo...
Tags: Apple, Bloomberg, Charger, Magsafe, Mark Gurman Apple, Watt Power, Duo Charger, USB C Power Adapter


Apple Gets FCC Approval for MagSafe Duo Wireless Charger

Apple today received FCC approval for its MagSafe Duo Wireless Charger accessory, which means it could be launching in the near future. An imminent release also makes sense given that ‌MagSafe‌ Duo reviews went live today. The FCC filing covers a "two coil charger" with a model number of A2458. The filing includes images, user manuals, and RF exposure reports. Apple announced the ‌MagSafe‌ Duo at its October event that saw the unveiling of the iPhone 12 lineup and the new ‌MagSafe‌ accesso...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Fcc, Korea, Apple Watch, Magsafe


Watch: iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 Pro Max, MagSafe Duo Charger, and Leather Sleeve Unboxing Videos and Reviews

Apple's embargo has lifted on reviews for the iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max ahead of the devices launching on Friday. In addition to our more detailed review roundups, we've gathered a handful of unboxing videos and reviews of the devices below. There are also unboxing videos for Apple's upcoming MagSafe Duo Charger and Leather Sleeve accessories. Image: Andru Edwards The first thing that comes to mind with these devices is size. Despite having a 5.4-inch display, the iPhone 12 mini i...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Magsafe, Iphone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, No Lazy Youtube, Andru Edwards


Apple Magsafe Duo Charger Review: Useful, but expensive and underwhelming 

In addition to the new iPhone 12 mini and the iPhone 12 Pro Max, I was able to try out Apple’s new MagSafe Duo Charger. It’s a folding dual travel charger that will hold both an iPhone using MagSafe and an Apple Watch using its more traditional magnetic charger. Does it work? Yep, works exactly as advertised. Your iPhone will rest comfortably on the MagSafe side of the charger, aligning using the internal magnets. The Apple Watch side pops up and out to allow easy access for closed loop bands...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, TC, Tech, Mobile Phones, Telecommunications, Apple Watch, Charger, Rubber, Apple Inc, Magsafe, Inductive Charging, Airpower, iPhone 12 Pro


MagSafe Duo Charger Showcased in New Hands-On Video

Apple last month introduced the MagSafe Duo Charger, which features a foldable design with a built-in MagSafe Charger and Apple Watch charging puck. A new video recently shared on YouTube goes hands-on with the accessory. The video showcases the accessory being used to charge an iPhone 12 and Apple Watch. Similar to the Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Dock, the Apple Watch charging puck can be pushed up to allow the watch to be docked on its side, enabling Nightstand mode. The MagSafe Duo has th...
Tags: Apple, Youtube, Qi, Magsafe


Apple Launches 'iPhone 12 Studio' for Mixing and Matching MagSafe Cases and Wallets

Apple today launched a new iPhone 12 Studio page, accessible on the web on mobile devices like the iPhone and iPad. The page allows you to customize iPhone 12 models with various MagSafe cases and wallets to see how the color combinations look. After loading the page, the first step is to choose the iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, or iPhone 12 Pro Max. Then, you can scroll down to personalize the iPhone by choosing a color for the device, choosing a MagSafe case and color, and choos...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Magsafe, Iphone 12


Wait—Apple’s MagSafe Duo Charger Costs How Much?

Apple recently made the somewhat surprising announcement that MagSafe was making a comeback with the iPhone 12 lineup. And while the MagSafe Duo wasn’t quite AirPower, it was an accessory that would charge your iPhone 12 and Apple Watch at the same time. That’s an attractive proposition, as the magnets in MagSafe help…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Wireless Charging, Magsafe, Apple Wyd


Apple Says MagSafe Duo Charger and Leather Sleeve Are 'Coming Soon' for $129 Each

Apple's online store has listed the MagSafe Duo Charger and Leather Sleeve for iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max as "coming soon" for $129 each in the United States. An exact release date has yet to be announced for the accessories, which still cannot be pre-ordered at this time. MagSafe is a new feature on all iPhone 12 models that allows for magnetic accessories to be attached to the back of the devices. Featuring a foldable design, the MagSafe Duo Charger can ...
Tags: Apple, Featured, United States, Qi, Magsafe, Baltic Blue Pink Citrus Saddle Brown


iPhone 12 Leather Case Product Pages Include Images Demonstrating MagSafe Imprint Wear

Apple's selection of leather cases for all iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro models are now available on the Apple Store. Amid concern that the MagSafe Charger may damage cases, Apple has directly addressed the issue and included an image on the storefront of how the charger may imprint the case over time. The final image of every Apple Leather Case on the Apple Store depicts how the appearance of the case may change over time when regularly using the MagSafe Charger or other ‌MagSafe‌ accessories....
Tags: Apple, Apple Store, Magsafe, Iphone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 cases


Belkin's MagSafe Car Vent Mount for iPhone 12 Models Now Available to Order From Apple

Belkin's new Car Vent Mount PRO with MagSafe for iPhone 12 models is now available to order through Apple's online store, with pricing set at $39.95 in the United States. Apple is quoting delivery in the first week of December as of writing. The mount has a built-in clip that attaches to a vent in a vehicle, and MagSafe allows an iPhone 12 model to be magnetically attached with ease. An integrated ball joint allows the iPhone to be flipped from portrait to landscape with one hand. The mount h...
Tags: Apple, Lightning, Belkin, Magsafe, United States Apple, Mount PRO, Leather Wallet Apple


Apple Says MagSafe Charger Limited to 12W for iPhone 12 Mini

In a recently updated support document, Apple has indicated that its new MagSafe Charger will be limited to 12W peak power delivery when used with the upcoming iPhone 12 mini, compared to up to 15W for all other iPhone 12 models. Apple says the iPhone 12 mini can achieve this 12W with a USB-C Power Delivery power adapter that is at or above 9V/2.03A. However, the support document notes that power delivered to any iPhone 12 model at any moment will vary depending on various factors, including ...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Magsafe, Iphone 12, Apple Says MagSafe Charger Limited


First Hands-On With iPhone 12 MagSafe Leather Cases Shared Online

The first hands-on video and images of Apple's iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro leather cases has been shared online by German site Macerkopf. The video and images were reportedly sent to Macerkopf by a reader who obtained a selection of cases early. One case for each of the three device sizes, encompassing the ‌iPhone 12 Pro‌ Max, ‌iPhone 12‌ and 12 Pro, and ‌iPhone 12‌ mini, are shown in Black and Saddle Brown. The cases appear to be mostly similar to Apple's leather cases from previous years, ...
Tags: Apple, Max, Magsafe, iPhone 12 cases, Macerkopf


Korea's NRRA Certifies Apple MagSafe Duo Charger, Suggesting a Launch is Close

Apple's unreleased MagSafe Duo Charger has passed Korea's National Radio Research Agency (NRRA) compliance test, a possible indication that the wireless charging pad is almost ready for shipment. Apple announced the ‌MagSafe‌ Duo during its ‌iPhone 12‌ launch event in October. The charging accessory is vaguely reminiscent of Apple's canceled AirPower charging mat, featuring space to charge both an ‌‌‌iPhone 12‌‌‌ and Apple Watch (but not ‌AirPods‌) at the same time. Apple hasn't provided sp...
Tags: Apple, South Korea, Korea, Magsafe, NRRA, Iphone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, Apple Silicon, National Radio Research Agency NRRA, Joohyeong Jake Lee


Apple MagSafe Duo Charger Certified By Korea's NRRA, Suggesting a Launch Soon

Apple's unreleased MagSafe Duo Charger has passed Korea's National Radio Research Agency (NRRA) compliance test, a possible indication that the wireless charging pad is almost ready for shipment. Apple announced the ‌MagSafe‌ Duo during its ‌iPhone 12‌ launch event in October. The charging accessory is vaguely reminiscent of Apple's canceled AirPower charging mat, featuring space to charge both an ‌‌‌iPhone 12‌‌‌ and Apple Watch (but not ‌AirPods‌) at the same time. Apple hasn't provided sp...
Tags: Apple, South Korea, Korea, Magsafe, NRRA, Iphone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, Apple Silicon, National Radio Research Agency NRRA, Joohyeong Jake Lee


Apple's Design Guidelines Give Accessory Makers Specific Details on Making MagSafe Products

Apple's iPhone 12 models have a built-in ring of "MagSafe" magnets that make them compatible with magnetic accessories like cases, chargers, and wallets. Apple makes ‌MagSafe‌ accessories, but third-party companies are also able to design ‌MagSafe‌ products. As highlighted on Twitter, Apple has an Accessory Design Guideline [PDF] that goes into great detail on the kinds of magnets accessory makers can use, the orientation, and other design specifics Apple is requiring. Cases that have a ‌Mag...
Tags: Apple, Magsafe, Twitter Apple


Hands-On With Apple's iPhone 12 MagSafe Wallet Attachment

Alongside the MagSafe cases and the ‌MagSafe‌ Charger that Apple introduced with the iPhone 12, there's also a Leather Wallet that has magnets at the back so it can attach right to an iPhone as an add-on accessory. Leather Wallets became available for purchase over the weekend, so we picked one up to see if it's a worthwhile alternative to a traditional wallet. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Design wise, the $59 ‌iPhone‌ Leather Wallet comes in a soft Europea...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Wallet, Magsafe, MacRumors YouTube, Leather Wallet, Baltic Blue California


Moment Launches MagSafe-Compatible Cases and Mounts for iPhone 12 Models

Moment, known for its lineup of camera lenses and accessories for Apple's iPhones, today announced the launch of a new series of MagSafe cases and mounts designed for the iPhone 12 models. The MagSafe-compatible iPhone cases from Moment are designed to be thin and light with a soft touch texture. There's a wrist strap connection at the bottom and an included lens mount to make the case and the ‌iPhone 12‌ compatible with M-series lenses. Two models are available, including a thinner version a...
Tags: Apple, Magsafe, Cold Shoe Mount


MagSafe Wallet for iPhone 12 Now Available for Pickup at Select Apple Stores Internationally

Apple's new Leather Wallet with MagSafe for iPhone 12 models is available for pickup today or tomorrow at select Apple Stores in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Australia, Singapore, and Hong Kong. We've yet to see any pickup availability in the United States or Canada, but we'll update this story if that changes. A few customers have started sharing photos of the Leather Wallet on Twitter after completing a pickup at an Apple Store today. Photo shared by Leonard ...
Tags: Apple, Hong Kong, Featured, Canada, United States, Apple Store, Magsafe, Leonard, Apple Stores, United Kingdom France Germany Italy, Baltic Blue California Poppy Saddle Brown, Netherlands Australia Singapore, Leather Wallet on Twitter, MagSafe Wallet


MagSafe Wallet for iPhone 12 Now Available for Pickup at Select Apple Stores [Updated]

Apple's new Leather Wallet with MagSafe for iPhone 12 models is available for pickup today or tomorrow at select Apple Stores in the United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Australia, Singapore, and Hong Kong. A few customers have started sharing photos of the Leather Wallet on Twitter after completing a pickup at an Apple Store today. Photo shared by Leonard on Twitter As noted by 9to5Mac, it also appears that some customers are beginning to see their onlin...
Tags: Apple, Hong Kong, Featured, United States, Apple Store, Magsafe, Leonard, Apple Stores, Baltic Blue California Poppy Saddle Brown, Netherlands Australia Singapore, Leather Wallet on Twitter, MagSafe Wallet, Select Apple Stores, United States United Kingdom France Germany Italy


MagSafe: Everything About Apple's New iPhone 12 Charging Technology

With the iPhone 12 and 12 Pro models introduced in October 2020, Apple reinvented “MagSafe,” a name once used for the breakaway magnetic charging cables designed for the MacBook. The repurposed MagSafe name still pertains to magnet-based accessories, but this time, designed for iPhones rather than Macs. All of the ‌iPhone 12‌ models have a ring of magnets built into the back around the wireless charging coil that adhere to MagSafe based accessories like cases and chargers, and this guide outl...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Lightning, Qi, Magsafe, Clorox, Mega Guides, MagSafe Charger Apple, MagSafe Charger


All the MagSafe Accessories You Can Buy for iPhone 12

When Apple in October 2020 unveiled the iPhone 12 series – the ‌iPhone 12‌, ‌iPhone 12‌ mini, iPhone 12 Pro and ‌iPhone 12 Pro‌ Max – it revived the MagSafe brand to describe a brand-new magnetic charging system that's integrated into its latest handsets. All of the ‌‌iPhone 12‌‌ models have a ring of magnets built into the back and surrounding a wireless charging coil that affixes the handsets to MagSafe-compatible accessories. MagSafe accessories include Apple's own cases and chargers, but...
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Apple is warning iPhone 12 users of potential issues they may have with the new MagSafe charger, including damage to their iPhone case

The iPhone 12 charging using Apple's new MagSafe charger. Apple Apple has issued new guidance about its MagSafe chargers for the iPhone 12.  In a page on Apple's support site, it provides instructions for getting the best charge,  including clearing the charging pad of debris and using a 20 W or greater power adapter for the fastest charging.  But it also warns of three potential issues: that your iPhone or the charger could get too hot; that placing credit cards or items with RFID chi...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Trends, Wireless Charging, Magsafe, Apple Apple, Zdnet, Tech Insider, Wireless Chargers, Avery Hartmans, Adrian Kingsley Hughes, Iphone 12


Apple's new MagSafe charger could be the next step toward a wireless future for the iPhone

Apple's MagSafe wireless charger connected to an iPhone 12 Lisa Eadicicco/Business Insider Apple unveiled a new wireless MagSafe charger that magnetically snaps to the back of the iPhone when introducing the iPhone 12. Apple is also launching wallets and cases that snap onto the iPhone seamlessly, and third-party accessory makers will be launching similar products as well. It's another sign that Apple is looking to wireless accessories as a key selling point for its iPhone ecosystem, m...
Tags: Apple, Android, Motorola, Trends, Tech, Smartphones, Analysis, Lightning, Apple Watch, Polaroid, Alexa, Wireless Charging, Phil Schiller, Magsafe, Ming Chi Kuo, Otterbox


Apple Warns MagSafe Charger Can Leave Circular Imprints on Leather Cases

If you keep your iPhone in a leather case while charging with Apple's new MagSafe Charger, the case might show circular imprints from contact with the accessory, according to a new Apple support document published today. Apple's leather cases for the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro are not available until November 6, but a MacRumors reader has already , so it appears that other cases can be affected too. It is possible that the circular imprint will be most prominent on leather cases, prompting ...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Lightning, Magsafe, Iphone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, MagSafe Charger Apple


MagSafe Charger Teardown Reveals Simple Design With Magnets and Charging Coil Encircling a Small Circuit Board

iFixit has today shared a teardown of Apple's new MagSafe charger for the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro. An X-ray of the MagSafe charger courtesy of Creative Electron reveals the internal charging coil surrounded by a circular arrangement of magnets within the puck. The only seam that iFixit was able to leverage to open the device was where the white rubber circle meets the metal rim, which was connected with a strong, heat-sensitive adhesive. On the underside of the white cover was an etch...
Tags: Apple, Magsafe, iFixit, Creative Electron, Small Circuit Board


MagSafe Charges 2x Slower Than Wired 20W USB-C Charger

Apple's MagSafe charger charges over two-times slower than a wired 20W USB-C charger, according to a new iPhone 12 video review from the Wall Street Journal's Joanna Stern. Screencap from video review The review of the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro was generally critical of Apple's MagSafe technology, explaining that the idea seems to be better in theory than in practice. Although the Stern found that the MagSafe charger charged the ‌iPhone 12‌ faster than a traditional 7.5W Qi wireless char...
Tags: Apple, Wall Street Journal, Magsafe, Stern, Iphone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, Joanna Stern Screencap


Hands-On With Apple's iPhone 12 and 12 Pro MagSafe Cases

Apple's iPhone 12 and 12 Pro are launching this Friday, and ahead of that release date, Apple is shipping out various accessories like the MagSafe charger and MagSafe cases. Yesterday we took a look at the MagSafe charger, and today our MagSafe case came in the mail, so we thought we'd take another look at the charger to see how it works with the case and just how strong the case magnets are. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Design wise, the new Apple Silicone ...
Tags: Apple, Magsafe, MacRumors YouTube, Iphone 12, iPhone 12 Pro


Apple Fixed the Most Annoying Thing About Wireless Charging, But MagSafe Isn't Perfect

Even with its new A14 chip, Ceramic Shield screen, and revamped design, Apple’s new MagSafe for iPhone charging might be the iPhone 12's most important new feature because it solves the most annoying thing about traditional wireless chargers. The MagSafe charger for iPhones appears to be a major innovation, but it’s…Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Science, Charging, Wireless Charging, Magsafe, Qi charging, Iphone 12, Magsafe For Iphone Giveth And Taketh, Magsafe For Iphone


Which iPhone 12 Accessories Should You Wait to Buy?

While there’s a lot of new technology coming with the iPhone 12, Apple is also making a move to reduce “e-waste” by giving you less stuff in your iPhone box. Taken together, these two facts mean that you’ll probably end up spending anywhere from “a little bit” to “a lot” more money after buying your brand-new iPhone…Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Accessories, Commerce, Lifehacks, Magsafe, Iphone 12