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Apple executes a stealth launch for the MagSafe Battery Pack

The new MagSafe Battery Pack. (Source: Apple)
The new MagSafe Battery Pack. (Source: Apple)
The MagSafe Battery Pack is now available to order from its maker's website. It is a new form of wireless power bank custom-made to snap onto the back of an iPhone 12-series unit using the devices' new proprietary magnetic charging system. However, this novelty and convenience comes with a typically Apple price-tag.

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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.

The Apple 20W power brick is available on Amazon

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The new MagSafe Battery Poack. (Source: Apple)
The new MagSafe Battery Poack. (Source: Apple)

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I became a professional writer and editor shortly after graduation. My degrees are in biomedical sciences; however, they led to some experience in the biotech area, which convinced me of its potential to revolutionize our health, environment and lives in general. This developed into an all-consuming interest in more aspects of tech over time: I can never write enough on the latest electronics, gadgets and innovations. My other interests include imaging, astronomy, and streaming all the things. Oh, and coffee.
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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-07-14 (Update: 2021-07-14)