Many of you might still be unknown to the term ‘MagSafe’, even if they have been around since 2006. Okay, I may be exaggerating because it has known a lot of changes since its first release. For those who don’t know, this device is all about charging.
We are in the iPhone 13 series era, and this little magnetic device is being addressed as the future of charging for Apple products.
What Is MagSafe?
MagSafe comes from the word ‘magnet’; they were used for MacBook when they were first released in 2006 and are now developed for iPhone. You can easily charge your phone by placing your phone on the ring of magnets. It is effortless to plug in your devices.
Is It Different From Regular Charging?
It is mostly about convenience; while there are many options when it comes to wireless charging right now, it has solved a problem that many people were having using wireless charging.
Most wireless chargers are built with one no more than two charging coils, which usually means that you have to re-position your device several times to make sure that it is charging while with this one and its magnetic connection, this problem is solved.
Is MagSafe Faster?
It depends on the charging brick you choose, but a wired Lightning connection will charge your iPhone faster than the wireless charging if you’re using Apple’s 20W USB-C charging brick.
Compared to the 15W wireless charging accessible via MagSafe, you’ll receive near to the full 20W cable charging rates on the current iPhone range. It’s only a 5W difference, but if you’re charging your phone overnight, you’re unlikely to notice. The extra 5W of juice will only be useful if you charge your iPhone during the day.
Can You Use MagSafe With Your Case on?
Of course, you do, but if you have a standard case, it may work less well than usual or not at all. Apple has developed a specific case, which allows a full experience of your wireless charger, but not all MagSafe owners will go buy a case.
Why do the compatible cases work better, you may ask, so simply because they are developed in the perfect way to match with the magnetic charger, the perfect thickness, with built-in magnets which give a stronger connection.
In July, Apple introduced the long-rumoured MagSafe Battery Pack, an add-on battery that works with the iPhone 12 series. The MagSafe Battery Pack costs $99 and adds more battery life to the iPhone 12 series. It also has a few cool features, such as reverse wireless charging, which allows it to be charged through the iPhone.
When out and about, the MagSafe Battery Pack charges an iPhone 12 model at 5W, with Apple restricting charging speed to prevent overheating and extend battery life.
Reverse wireless charging is available on the Battery Pack. This means that when you charge your iPhone, it will also charge the Battery Pack. So you can charge both the iPhone and your the Battery Pack using the Lightning connector on the MagSafe Battery Pack or the Lightning port on the iPhone, and both devices will charge up to the same extent.
There’s a lot of other accessories that Apple has developed since 2006; MagSafe Charger, Duo, Belkin’s 2-in-1, Car Mount, Wallet, Clear case and the battery pack. MagSafe accessories are not compulsory for Apple users, you can use your standard charger, and I don’t think Apple will cancel their charging port soon. These accessories come with other advantages. In the comments, let us know what you think about these accessories…