The first-party Apple MagSafe family of accessories has just welcomed a new member last night in the form of the MagSafe Battery Pack. As per its name, the pack allows iPhone 12 owners to charge their device just by attaching it to the back of their device just like any other MagSafe accessories.
If you planning to get your hands on it, do note that the battery pack does not come with any cable or charger. Apple has noted that you should fully charge the battery, which is built with a Lightning port, using at least a 20W charger before putting it into active duty.
That being said, the company pointed out that the battery is actually charging at 15W. When it is in operation, the battery pack will charge your iPhone at 5W and you can also charge both of them at the same time if needed although you may have to wait for the iPhone to gain at least 80% of its power first before the charging process begins for the battery pack.
While Apple didn’t specifically list down the technical details behind the battery pack but a close-up of the product image from its website showed that the battery pack has a capacity of 1460mAh alongside a voltage rating of 7.62V and 11.13Whr power delivery. The company also didn’t mention any estimated charging time that the battery pack is able to deliver, so it seems that Apple is focusing on the convenience factor rather than speed.
As for its pricing, the MagSafe Battery Pack will be available in Malaysia for RM 479 which is rather hefty although not exactly surprising for a first-party product. Its actual Malaysian release date is not yet known though, so we will keep you in the loop once we know more.