Apple has launched a MagSafe Battery Pack for iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro today, priced at $119 in Canada. Apple.ca says it is shipping in 3-5 business days and store pickup is not currently available.
“Attaching the MagSafe Battery Pack is a snap. Its compact, intuitive design makes on-the-go charging easy. And its perfectly aligned magnets keep it attached to your iPhone 12 or iPhone 12 Pro — providing safe and reliable wireless charging,” explains Apple.
“The MagSafe Battery Pack can charge even faster when coupled with a 27W or higher charger, like those that ship with MacBook. And when you’re in need of a wireless charger, just plug in a Lightning cable for up to 15W of wireless charging,” says Apple.
MagSafe means there’s no need for a cable to charge your iPhone 12 or iPhone 12 Pro, but it’ll cost you $119 CAD. Likely, we will see some third parties release their own MagSafe battery packs soon.
Apple recommends a 20W or higher USB-C Power Adapter and USB-C to Lightning Cable to charge your MagSafe Battery Pack.
You’ll be able to see charging status of the MagSafe Battery Pack in Today View or on the Home Screen, via the Batteries widget:
When you’re using your MagSafe Battery Pack to charge your iPhone, you might get a notification that says your iPhone will charge only up to 90%, says Apple. To charge beyond 90%, you’ll need to launch Control Center, press and hold the Low Power Mode icon, then tap Continue.
Apple says yes, you can charge both the MagSafe Battery Pack and your iPhone at the same time. Just plug in a Lightning cable to charge your iPhone with the pack attached to the back of your phone. Apple says your iPhone might charge to 80% before the MagSafe pack starts charging.