Apple has officially released a MagSafe charger: the MagSafe Battery Pack. And you can buy it for only $99.
Apple reintroduced MagSafe alongside the iPhone 12 at its hardware event in October.
The iPhone 12 lineup features an array of magnets around the wireless charging coils, which will enable you to simply “clip” the iPhone on to any MagSafe charger.
But unless you bought a third-party MagSafe compatible battery pack, your only options from the Apple Store were MagSafe charging pads and stands— both of which need an outlet and a lot of patience while your iPhone charges.
The MagSafe Battery Pack, on the other hand, can be charged ahead of time and magnetically attaches to the back of the iPhone for as long as you need it. Once you’re satisfied with the charge, you can take it off and throw it back in your bag.
It is compatible with a 15W USB-C power adapter and Lightning cable to charge both the battery back and iPhone together. But for a faster charge, you’ll want to use a 20W charger or higher. The charging status will arrive on the iPhone’s Lock Screen.
But the power adapter and cable are sold separately as you can imagine, Apple. You’ll only get the MagSafe Battery Pack in the box.
You can order the new MagSafe accessory via Apple’s site. The battery pack will start shipping on July 19.