Nov 06, 2020 News
Recently Apple announced their iPhone 12 lineup of phones, and some features that would go with those phones, and one of those features happens to be the MagSafe.
MagSafe, as Apple calls it, is basically a list of iPhone 12 accessories that would be able to magnetically attach to the back of an iPhone 12 device thanks to the magnets present in the back of the phone. These work quite like the Moto Mods that were popular back in the day - but it’s a little more dialled down, and a bit more practical you could say.
MagSafe consists of a wireless charger, attachable wallets of different designs, phone covers and a lot more options from third party manufacturers that can work around the technology presented by Apple.
However, we all know that the most important, and biggest accessory used would be the wireless MagSafe charger provided by Apple to users - as the iPhone 12 and 12 Pro Max will be able to charge at speeds of 15W with it. The question at hand was whether or not the iPhone 12 Mini will be able to support a MagSafe charger - and from recent reports from Apple, it seems like it will.
The iPhone 12 Mini will officially be supporting the MagSafe charger from now on, but will charge a little slower as compared to its older siblings - at 12W tops. However, it’s important to note that the charging speeds will differ according to the quality of the cable attached to the MagSafe charger, the battery percentage of the phone, and some more factors. Apple also advises to first plug in the MagSafe charger in a socket and then attach your iPhone to it, as if you attach the phone first and then plug it in the wall, the charging speeds will be defaulted to 7.5W speeds, and you’ll have to detach it for 3 seconds, and then reattach it again.
The MagSafe charger is provided by Apple for $39, as the iPhone 12 series haven’t been out to the public market just yet.