One of the uniqueness of the iPhone 12 is that it does not have an official external battery accessory until now.
Rumor has it that Apple has introduced a new accessory called “MaxSafe Battery” which magnetically connects the latest iPhone models with the MaxSefe system.
The new external battery does not require its own cover like the old smart battery, but rather sticks to the iPhone’s magnets and charges it by induction using 12W Maxfire wireless charging.
This new accessory costs $ 99 (109 euros) and offers only 1460 mAh capacity, which is only partially guaranteed for iPhones. It is not possible to charge wirelessly, but with the lightning connector, you will need to purchase a 20W USB-C adapter and lightning cable separately to charge faster, or at least Apple recommends it.
Apple warns that the Maxoff battery could put a mark on iPhone skin cases due to compression and could overheat the phone while wireless charging. IOS automatically controls over 80% charge until the phone cools down to avoid damaging the battery.
On the other hand, like all Apple accessories it is fully integrated into the system and its charge status can be found in the battery widget (as of iOS 14.7).
MagSafe Battery will begin shipping on July 20th. Now it is only compatible with iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max, they are the only models with the new MaxSef system.
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