Apple’s $ 99 MagSafe battery pack has already reached its first customers, one of whom, Steven Russel, has sent photos and first impressions of the device.
It is made of hard plastic and is slightly lumpy. Interestingly, it has a USB-C port for charging – if you have a 20W adapter (or more), it can charge the MagSafe package and the phone at the same time.
The package sends 15 W of power wirelessly to the phone. And it can be used to charge more than phones, it also works with AirPods (provided of course you have them with wireless charging support). Unfortunately, it can not charge an Apple Watch.
The MagSafe package itself cannot be charged with a MagSafe connector or on a Qi charging board. That said, the iPhone can charge the package when you connect it with a zipper cable.
The latest iOS 14.7 update provides support for the MagSafe battery pack. It shows the correct icon when the package is attached to the phone. You can also see the charging status of the package.
Sir. Russel reports that the package is quite stuck on the phone thanks to the strong magnets inside. Someone has already separated a package, so here is a look at these magnets: