MagSafe is back with iPhone 12, in this article you will find its features and how does it work.
What is MagSafe and how does it work?
MagSafe on the MacBook was primarily a security feature. As its name suggests, it is a magnetic (Mag) security system (Safe). It allows you to quickly attach the charging cable by aligning it with magnets. In the new iPhone 12 the MagSafe maintains that idea of taking advantage of the magnets to attach items.
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Apple has been playing with the idea of using magnets to easily attach accessories for almost a decade. The first iPad made use of this idea to attach the protective sleeve to the screen and then we have seen it also with other accessories such as the Apple Pencil. On the iPhone, however, this was not the case until now.
iPhone 12 MagSafe features
The MagSafe on the iPhone 12 is essentially a system consisting of magnets, a wireless charging coil and protectors. It is located on the back of the iPhone, right in the middle. Although it is a circular system, it has an extra vertical and smaller magnet to align the objects attached.
Officially Apple has launched a leather wallet that sticks to the back and allows you to keep bills and cards inside. They have also promised that we will have certified third party accessories. Do these accessories hold together with the magnet? In principle, they should, in other products such as the iPad they have given no problems over the years.
Wireless charging by MagSafe on iPhone 12
There is no need to adjust the position on the charger to make sure it is charging. This also allows you to move it more freely or put it in diagonal positions knowing that it will keep charging. It is somewhat reminiscent of the Apple Watch charging, which also adjusts automatically thanks to the use of magnets.
On the other hand, the MagSafe also brings us new wireless charging accessories. We don’t have the AirPower yet, but we do have a new MagSafe charger. It allows wireless charging of up to 15W.