Apple’s sleek new MagSafe battery pack is here and people can walk into an Apple Store and buy one. But the battery pack has received some hatred for a few reasons, and all of that could have been avoided if Apple hadn’t buried the LED when it announced this.
For example, did you know that the MagSafe battery pack can become an iPhone dock? Me neither. And then this happened and I wish I had bought one now.
See, there’s one thing the current MagSage wireless charger does that gets me to the wall. Every time I pick up my iPhone 12 Pro, the charger comes with it. I am too busy and important, obviously! – then having to use another hand to remove said magazine, and I’ve even considered buying accessories to prevent this madness from happening. But the MagSafe battery pack can already do that, and Apple hasn’t told anyone!
As we covered yesterday, putting the MagSafe battery pack in an iPhone and then connecting everything to a Lightning dock is enough to turn said battery pack into a makeshift stand. It’s all pretty magical and it means your battery will always be charged and ready to go, too.
Check it out and tell me this isn’t the best you’ve seen all week. No, month!
Yes, I am now considering purchasing a Lightning base and MagSafe battery pack. Sure, it will cost a lot, but it will still be cheaper than anything with the ‘proper’ MagSafe mount, complete with 15W wireless charging. That’s something that cheap Amazon jobs can’t brag about.
If both your iPhone and the MagSafe battery pack need to be charged, you can charge them at the same time. Connect your MagSafe battery pack to your iPhone and then connect the MagSafe battery pack to a power adapter. With a 20W or higher power adapter, the MagSafe Battery Pack can charge your iPhone with up to 15W of charging power. You can also charge both if you connect your MagSafe battery pack to your iPhone and then connect your iPhone to a power source.
So yeah I think Apple should have marketed this as a kind of MagSafe modular charging dock. I think people would have! Still not convinced by the MagSafe battery pack? There are still some great battery cases for the iPhone 12 that could do a great job of charging.