The Cupertino giant finally launched the rumoured MagSafe Battery Pack for iPhone, few months after Macrumor’s Steve Moser first spotted its existence in iOS 14.5 beta 2. The new battery pack will be compatible with the iPhone 12 series, including iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro and the iPhone 12 Pro Max.
The MagSafe Battery Pack comes with a 1,460 mAh battery that can be attached to the back of your iPhone 12. The battery pack is said to deliver power at 5W. Interestingly, iPhone 12 now supports reverse charging which means you can charge your MagSafe Battery Pack while charging your iPhone. Moreover, you can also charge your iPhone 11 and other Qi-supported devices.
The battery pack comes with built-in safety and battery management features to maintain battery health when the battery pack is connected to the iPhone for an extended period. By default, MagSafe Battery Pack will charge your iPhone up to 90%, and you might need to turn on Low Power Mode if you want to charge it further. Moreover, there are chances that your iPhone might heat while using the battery pack, and in that case, the charging will be limited to 80%.
The MagSafe Battery Pack can be used simply with a naked iPhone 12, or you can also use it on top of the MagSafe case. However, the battery pack can leave imprints on your leather case, so you can use the silicon case to avoid those imprints on your expensive leather case.
The MagSafe Battery Pack will be available in the US starting July 19 for $99. However, in India, the battery pack will be retailing for Rs 10,990 (~$150).