Apple’s MagSafe Battery Pack for the iPhone 12 lineup may sound intriguing, but ever wonder what’s inside? Charger Lab’s teardown shows us exactly that, and apparently, it has a dual-cell battery design, with each one rated at 3.82 volts. There’s also a large coil for detecting the distance between the iPhone’s magnets and the battery, while another one is used as an NFC antenna. Read more for the teardown and a bonus video review.
The NFC antenna activates the battery pack by letting iOS know that a battery accessory is connected, promptly triggering the charging animation on your iPhone. There are also metal heat shielding that doubles as a heat dissipator. Since the overall voltage of the battery pack is 7.62 volts, it should supply more than the advertised 1,460mAh capacity.
- Attaching the MagSafe Battery Pack is a snap. Its compact, intuitive design makes on-the-go charging easy. The perfectly aligned magnets keep it attached to your iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro or iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro — providing safe and reliable wireless charging.
- And it automatically charges, so there’s no need to turn it on or off. There’s no interference with your credit cards or key fobs either.
- At your desk and need a charge? Just plug a Lightning cable into the MagSafe Battery Pack for up to 15W of wireless charging. Short on time? With a higher than 20W power adapter, you can charge both the MagSafe Battery Pack and your iPhone even faster. And you can track the status of your charge on the Lock Screen.
- Recommended: 20W or higher USB-C Power Adapter and USB-C to Lightning Cable (sold separately)
- Compatibility: iPhone 13 Pro Max, iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini
Bonus Video Review