Apple launches MagSafe Battery Pack for $99

Apple on Tuesday released a new $99 MagSafe Battery Pack . works with iphone 12, iphone 12 pro, iphone 12 pro max and iphone 12 mini. The new accessory offers “safe and reliable wireless charging” and will not “interfere with credit cards or key fobs,” the company says on the Apple Store site.

Apple says MagSafe battery pack can charge your phone when connected to your iPhone 12 With up to 5W of power on the go and up to 15W of power when connected to a 20W or higher power source.

Apple introduced MagSafe charging and accessories as part of its iPhone 12 lineup last October. This is reminiscent of the MagSafe feature that used to be on all MacBooks, where the power cord would auto-attach and turn off easily. The battery pack attaches to a number of magnetic MagSafe accessories that snap into the back of the iPhone 12, such as a case, charger, mount, and a wallet.

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Apple says that your iPhone and battery pack can also be charged at the same time when plugged in, but note that the iPhone may charge to 80% or more before the battery pack is charged.

The MagSafe battery pack requires iOS 14.7 or later, Apple says in a support document. The charge status can be viewed on the home screen or by adding a battery widget to the Today view.

Apple’s listing does not note the capacity of the battery pack. The company did not immediately respond to a request for more information.

The MagSafe battery pack is available now on Apple’s website with shipping dates for later this month.

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