Apple executes a stealth launch for the MagSafe Battery Pack
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Apple has, without fanfare or press event, released the latest addition to its first-party line of MagSafe accessories. It is the almost-inevitable Battery Pack, equipped with the magnets necessary to clip onto the back of any iPhone 12-series unit.
Accordingly, it has been designed to go with any variant of the line, although it looks very nearly too big on the 12 Mini. Once attached, it can deliver wireless power to a user's iPhone at up to 15 watts (W) of power instantly, and also stop charging automatically when necessary.
Apple notes that the Battery Pack can still send power even through a MagSafe-enabled case, and will not cause any credit cards found in the infamous wallet to stop working. Then again, the Cupertino giant has failed to include the actual capacity of this new in-house wireless power bank anywhere on its new product page.
It does mention that the MagSafe Battery Pack powers back up with the OEM's latest 20W charging standard, and can simultaneously reload itself and an attached iPhone while plugged in. However, the requisite charging brick and cable is (wait for it...) not included in the box. This has not stopped Apple from slapping a US$99 price-tag on this new accessory.