Apple unveiled a new MagSafe Battery Pack on Tuesday, an official power bank for the iPhone 12 series. The attachment, which is now available for purchase on Apple’s website, appears to validate long-held speculation that the iPhone 12 would support reverse wireless charging. Apple’s MagSafe Battery Pack is based on the new MagSafe technology, first launched with the iPhone 12 last year.
It combines magnets and NFC technology to allow users to perfectly connect accessories to the back of the iPhone and charge the device quickly via inductive charging. To utilize the external battery, place the MagSafe Battery Pack on the back of the iPhone rather than plugging in a wire or connecting it to the iPhone via Lightning. Other MagSafe compatible accessories are already available on the market, but users may now get an official Apple solution.
Reverse wireless charging, for those unaware, is a technique that allows users to use a wireless charger to charge their phone and charge an accessory or even other devices by placing it on the back of the phone.