Apple’s Portable MagSafe Battery Charger for the iPhone 12 Lands for $99

The product can seamlessly connect to your iPhone for wireless battery charging on the go.

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Apple has started selling its first portable MagSafe battery charger on the company’s website.

The product, called the “MagSafe Battery Pack,” retails for $99. And it can wirelessly recharge your iPhone 12 or 12 Pro via its magnetically attachable MagSafe connector.

The accessory looks similar in size to an AirPods case, making it compact enough to fit in a pocket even when attached to an iPhone.

(credit: Apple)

Thanks to the built-in magnets, the device will also stay connected to the iPhone while it is charging. “And it charges automatically, so there’s no need to turn it on or off,” Apple says.

Recharging also won’t interfere with your credit cards or key fobs, although Apple notes: “If you use another (iPhone) case that contains things like credit cards, use your MagSafe battery pack before charging them.” remove.”

The device can also double as a standard cable-based MagSafe charger. This can be done when the battery pack is connected to a power source via a Lightning cable.

“When charging on the go, your MagSafe battery pack can charge your iPhone with up to 5W of power. If connected to a 20W or higher power source, it can charge with up to 15W of power,” The Apple Support document says for .

In addition, connecting the MagSafe battery pack to the iPhone and then plugging the MagSafe battery pack into the power adapter will recharge both devices simultaneously. “If you connect your MagSafe battery pack to your iPhone, you can charge both, then plug your iPhone into a power source,” Apple says.

To use the battery charger, the company says an iPhone must be running iOS 14.7 or higher. The charging status will appear on the lock screen once the battery pack is attached. Apple also notes that the software can slow down the recharging process to prevent overheating.

“To extend the lifespan of your battery, software may limit charging beyond 80% if the battery gets too hot. Your iPhone will charge again when the temperature drops,” the company said.

According to Apple’s website, the company will ship the battery pack within three to five business days after the order is placed.

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