The brand new MagSafe Battery Pack faucets into reverse charging in iPhone 12

Promotional graphics showing the back of iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 in purple with Apple MagSafe Battery Pack attached magnetically on the back

As typically occurs, the extra attention-grabbing particulars a couple of new Apple-branded product solely present up after the preliminary announcement. That’s the case for the brand new MagSafe Battery Pack, Apple’s latest wi-fi accent for the iPhone 12 lineup. Seems the brand new product truly unlocks an oft-rumored function for the smartphones.

You’ll most likely recall that the iPhone lineup has been rumored so as to add reverse wi-fi charging for fairly a while now. It was a function anticipated to reach within the iPhone 11 lineup, however when that didn’t occur all eyes turned to the iPhone 12 household. And it seems it lastly occurred. Sort of.

The MagSafe Battery Pack technically unlocks reverse charging.

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When Apple launched the MagSafe Battery Pack, the corporate mentioned that should you join a charging cable to the exterior pack whereas it’s magnetically paired to the iPhone, it is going to cost each merchandise on the identical time. Which is smart! The battery pack expenses the telephone and the cable, connected to an influence brick, expenses the battery pack.

However it seems that should you plug in your iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Professional, or iPhone 12 Professional Max after which connect the MagSafe Battery Pack, the iPhone will cost the battery pack. That is the primary implementation of reverse charging in an Apple product, which is probably excellent news for the long run.

It’s value noting that this function is fairly restricted in scope, all issues thought-about. Whereas the iPhone 12 lineup technically helps wirelessly charging the MagSafe Battery Pack whereas it’s paired to the telephone, it will probably solely do this whereas it’s wired to a charging supply.

Does this imply that we’ll see reverse wi-fi charging within the iPhone 13 that may energy different equipment like AirPods Professional? Possibly! Now that we all know the MagSafe Battery Pack unlocks the function within the present era of iPhones, the sky seems to be the restrict.

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