Apple’s MagSafe power pack handled, can be charged by an iPhone or over USB-C

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Tamsin Rodriguez20 July 2021Last Update : 12 months ago
Apple’s MagSafe power pack handled, can be charged by an iPhone or over USB-C

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.


Apple MagSafe battery pack on an iPhone with a white silicone case
Apple MagSafe battery pack on an iPhone with a white silicone case
Apple MagSafe battery pack on an iPhone with a white silicone case

Apple MagSafe battery pack on an iPhone with a white silicone case

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.

With a brown silicone bag
With a blue silicone bag
No case

With brown and blue silicone boxes • No suitcase

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.

MagSafe packages that charge AirPods
Size comparison with a Mophie MagSafe battery pack

MagSafe Pack that Charges AirPods • Size Comparison with a Mophie MagSafe Battery Pack

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.

Using MagSaffe powerbank on: iOS 14.6
Using MagSaffe powerbank on: iOS 14.7

Using MagSaffe powerbank for: iOS 14.6 • iOS 14.7

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:

Apple's managed MagSafe power supply package can be charged by an iPhone or via USB-C

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