It is in all discretion that the Apple brand has just lifted the veil on this new accessory, long awaited, which will be housed safely on the back of the iPhone 12, from the mini version to the Pro Max model, thanks to to their magnetic system.

It was one of those shocking innovations that accompanied the release of the new iPhone 12 range. In addition to the new A14 Bionic chip, 5G, or the LiDAR scanner on Pro models, Apple’s latest smartphones have effect introduces a “new” technology called MagSafe. If we put quotes, it means that it actually began to be developed a few years ago, since it is a magnetic system that already allowed Macbooks to be plugged in completely. security. However, this technology has been nicely revised for mobile devices. It is now dual-use: thanks to its magnets, therefore, installed in a circle on the back of the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max, it allows both wireless charging (with the MagSafe charger ) and at the same time to accommodate various accessories. On paper anyway… Because until then, the apple brand had only presented one: the MagSafe card holder.

But now, while we were no longer expecting it, a new MagSafe accessory has just appeared on Apple’s online store. And it is all the more practical since it uses precisely this dual function, wireless attachment and recharging, since it is… an external battery!

Yes, no more worrying about the battery level of your iPhone 12, the Cupertino company now offers a homemade solution to give your device a little more autonomy, wherever you are. The big advantage over others external batteries on the market being that this one does not need a cable: “its magnets, perfectly aligned with those of your iPhone 12 or iPhone 12 Pro, hold it in place to give you extremely safe and reliable wireless charging“, assures Apple on its site.

Provided of course itself charged beforehand, the MagSafe external battery will recharge the iPhone 12 at a power of up to 5W. Which is quite low, it must be said, so you should not expect that your precious will recover its juice as quickly as with a normal refill system. But while this should already help keep it alive longer, Apple indicates that its accessory can also act as a charger itself: it will suffice to plug it into the mains (via a Lightning cable) while it is still attached. to the iPhone to achieve a 15W charge. If you had not yet invested in a MagSafe charger, you will see that this wireless charging system can come in very handy when you need to charge your iPhone while needing from its single port, for example to listen to music with simple EarPods

While it should also be compatible with MagSafe protective cases, obviously, this MagSafe external battery is currently only available for pre-order on the Apple site, and should arrive by the end. July. Its price is displayed at 109 euros, all the same. A justified investment? Only time will tell.

Sources: Apple, 01 Net