MagSafe

The Complete Guide To MagSafe

Have you ever heard of the MagSafe? It was introduced in 2006; this is not something new compared to what we may think. MagSafe has been known for a long for MacBook Pro, to be more precise, the first generation of MacBook Pro.

But now, we know the MagSafe for iPhones- which conducts wireless charging. This device can charge a different kind of device without cables. It is important to know that the MagSafe still has a cable, but it is not connected to the phone jack.

MagSafe is now revolutionary- there are several cases available; chargers, battery packs, and even wallets. In this article, we will go through everything that you need to know about MagSafe.

blue round ornament on white table

What Is A MagSafe?

Apple users will never forget the power connectors on Macbooks from 2006 to 2019. These connectors were clicked into a special port on the laptop. If you accidentally tripped over the cable, your expensive laptop won’t come along and fall on the ground; the connector will simply unclick.

There is a re-introduction and innovation of the MagSafe in 2020; they can now work for your phones and headphones and even your Apple Watch.

Apple reintroduced this word in 2020 for chargers that operate with iPhones and specific headphones. While the “Mag” aspect is true, there isn’t much about it that is “Safe.” However, the name is impressive, and Apple owns the trademark.

 MagSafe charging is a type of induction charging compatible with Qi charging, a cable-free charging standard used by numerous tech companies. To transfer electricity, both devices use a pad with a transmitting coil and a receiving coil in devices. Because the magnets in Apple’s MagSafe chargers and iPhones can properly align the two coils, charging is more efficient.

Different Between MagSafe And Qi Charging? 

Both systems work in the same way, except MagSafe can charge your iPhone 12 or 13 at up to 15 W (the iPhone 12 mini and 13 mini can only charge at up to 12 W), whereas Qi can only charge at 7.5 W. Some phone brands support 10 W Qi charging; however, Apple’s smartphones only support 7.5 W, possibly for safety or efficiency reasons. The highest voltage for charging headphones, such as Apple’s AirPods or AirPods Pro, is 7.5 W.

white and brown iphone case

 To reach the full 15 W charging rate, Apple advises using a 20 W or higher power adapter with MagSafe adapters.

What Do You Need For MagSafe Charging? 

You’ll need a compliant MagSafe case with magnets set out in a MagSafe Case Magnet Array if you wish to charge your iPhone using a case. A compatible iPhone – currently the iPhone 12 and 13 models – and a MagSafe charger are required for MagSafe charging. A Qi charger can charge an iPhone 12 or 13, although the voltage will be lower. You may also charge the following AirPods models:

 AirPods Pro

 Wireless Charging Case for AirPods (2nd generation)

 AirPods Wireless Charging Case

 Apple’s “Made for MagSafe” program sells MagSafe chargers, as do certain third parties. For the time being, Apple has worked with Belkin on these products, while other businesses are selling “MagSafe compatible” chargers that employ the Qi charging standard.

MagSafe Cases 

As previously stated, MagSafe cases must include a MagSafe Case Magnet Array, which can be seen in this shot of Apple’s clear iPhone 13 case. The round array magnet is responsible for passing charge through the casing to the device, while the straight orientation magnet ensures that some devices are properly aligned.

For the iPhone 12 models, Apple sells MagSafe cases in clear plastic, silicone, leather, and a leather sleeve with a wrist strap. You might be able to utilize a MagSafe charger with a very thin case that isn’t built for MagSafe. Apple also sells OtterBox cases, and a variety of third-party companies also make MagSafe-compatible cases.

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smartphones

6 Fun Facts About Smartphones

We think we know everything about smartphones; what they are made of, what processor they have, the capacity of their memory, the camera quality, and even when the first Android smartphone was developed… But there are many things that we do not know and that remain unnoticed. In this article, we will go through some of the fun facts about smartphones…

1. Smartphones and Tablets Hold More Bacteria Than Toilets

6 Fun Facts About Smartphones
6 Fun Facts About Smartphones

Smartphones and tablets are real breeding grounds for bacteria. Yes, you read the subtext well, and additionally, one in six smartphones is contaminated with fecal matter. Disgusting, isn’t it? Studies have revealed that there are about 160 million bacteria per square inch of any given smartphone.
Now you will want to clean your smartphones more often. While it’s not advised to wash your gadgets with soap or water, you can use a dry lint-free cloth to wipe them clean, or you may carry portable hand sanitizers – use them regularly.

2. More People in the World Own a Smartphone Than a Toilet

A recent study carried out by the United Nations showed that, of the seven billion people in the world, more than six billion have access to mobile devices, while approximately only 4 billion people have access to toilets and other sanitary equipment.
In 2010, 60% of the world’s population that lacked access to basic sanitation were found in India. About half of India’s 1.2 billion people are mobile subscribers, but only 366 million Indians have access to toilets.

3. There Is Already a Phobia Related to Smartphone Use

Nomophobia - Can't go without smartphones
Nomophobia – Can’t go without smartphones

It is called nomophobia. It is an abbreviation of the English expression no mobile phobia. If you have nomophobia, you panic as soon as you step out of the house without your smartphone. More and more people are doing digital detoxes, which are therapies that help people get rid of their smartphones and their smartphone addiction in recent years. The first step: turn off your smartphone for 24 hours. Would you be able to do that?

4. The First Call With a Cell Phone Was Made in 1973

Forty-eight years back, Martin Cooper, an engineer at Motorola, called his competitor Joel Engel while walking down Fifth Avenue, and this marked the first call with a cell phone ever.
The phone weighed 1 kilogram and was 23 centimeters long. The clunky “shoe” phone, which got its name because it was as big as a shoebox, allowed a user to talk for 35 minutes and required 10 hours to recharge, and on top of that, it cost approximately 4000 dollars, so you had to be rich to be a phone owner. Seeing the prices of some phones these days across the world – not much has changed in this regard.

5. Nokia Begin with the Production of Paper and Cardboard

Nokia now develops smartphones.
Nokia now develops smartphones.

The Finnish company Nokia is known worldwide; the company was founded in 1865 and was responsible for the production of paper pulp. Later in 1912, Nokia, Finnish Cable Works, and Finnish Rubber Works decided to come together as one company to form the Nokia Group. The group was very diverse, and it was only in 1987, 22 years after its foundation, that Nokia developed its first mobile phone – the “Mobira Cityman 900”.

6. Nowadays More People Have 2 Phones

An astonishing 55,000,000 individuals use two phones at any given time. In most situations, one is a business phone with a platform that isn’t up to par, necessitating another purchase. Ninety percent of those who possess two cellphones use them both simultaneously, indicating that having multiple screens allows for more multitasking.

The smartphone industry is constantly growing, and these devices are getting smarter and smarter. It’s quite curious that something that small means a world to us – in a weird way, it reflects our lives. Let us know in the comments what do you think the future of smartphones will be?

iPad Mini 6

New Apple iPad Mini 6 (2021) – Release Date, Rumors, Features and Specs

Apple’s iPad mini may have been updated with new internals in 2019 for the fifth generation of the 7.9-inch tablet but the design remained the same, so it hasn’t had a refresh in terms of its look for over six years.
There are plenty of rumors suggesting a new iPad mini is in the works and it looks like we might finally be seeing a design update too.
Here is everything we have heard about the Apple iPad mini 6 so far.

Release Date and Price

  • Possibly October
  • Event scheduled for 14th September 2021
  • Likely around $399

Apple has confirmed its next special event will take place on 14 September 2021, where the new iPhone and Apple Watch are expected.
It’s possible the iPad mini 6 could also be revealed as the company typically launches new iPads around October time and rumors have claimed the new iPad mini 6 or iPad mini (2021) will arrive “later this year” and “this fall”.
In terms of price, the current iPad mini 5 starts at £399 in the UK and $399 in the US. That was more expensive than the iPad mini 4, so we’d expect the new iPad mini to sit around the same ballpark or increase slightly.

Design

iPad Mini 6
iPad Mini 6
  • Smaller iPad Air
  • Touch ID move to the power button
  • Black, silver and gold colors

Based on the rumors, it looks like the iPad mini 6 could see the most significant design refresh on the line since 2013. Squarer edges have been reported – keeping in line with the iPhone 12 models, new iMac and iPad Pros – along with narrower bezels and a larger display within the same footprint.
It’s also claimed the iPad mini 6 will move away from the Touch ID button at the bottom of the display and move it to within the power button at the top, like the iPad Air (2020) offers.
The aluminum frame of the new iPad mini is claimed to measure 206 x 137.8 x 6.1mm – which would make it a little taller and wider than the iPad mini 5 – and it is said to come in black, silver and gold color options.

Display

  • Larger display
  • Support for Apple Pencil

Reports suggest the new iPad mini will have a more prominent display than its predecessor. It’s not been detailed how much bigger, though the iPad Air (2020) increased its size by 0.4-inches when it changed the design to the same as what is reported for the iPad mini 6.
If this is the case, we could see the iPad mini 6 have a 8.3-inch screen in the same footprint as iPad mini 5 that has a 7.9-inch display. The resolution will likely increase slightly to deliver the same pixel density as the previous model – 264ppi – but we don’t expect a considerable change.
The iPad mini 5 is already compatible with the Apple Pencil, though the iPad mini 6 could be compatible with a smaller Apple Pencil. We wouldn’t be surprised to see the design incorporate a magnetic strip for charging the 2nd-gen Apple Pencil, like the iPad Air.

Hardware and Specs

iPad Mini 6
iPad Mini 6
  • A14/A15 chip
  • 5G
  • Dual speakers
  • USB Type-C
  • Magnetic Smart Connector

The Apple iPad mini 6 is said to run on the A14 Bionic chip and it’s claimed to offer 5G connectivity. There have also been reports of it running on the A15 chip though.
There are no reports on storage capacities yet, even though the current iPad mini 5 comes in 64GB and 256GB options.
It has been said there will be dual speakers at the bottom of the device which appears to be positioned on either side of what is said to be a USB Type-C port. There is also said to be a magnetic Smart Connector on board.

 

Let us know in the comments if you plan on buying the new iPad mini 6.