Apple MagSafe Charger
MagSafe Charger retails for S$59 or S$53.50 if your company is on Apple’s Employee Purchase Plan (EPP).
MagSafe is a not new invention, Apple has been using MagSafe Power Adapters since 2006 for their MacBooks.
The original intention of MagSafe was to prevent people from tripping over your power cord and thus pulling your laptop together with it.
The connector is held in place magnetically so that if it is tugged — for example, by someone tripping over the cord — it will pull out of the socket without damaging the connector or the computer power socket and without pulling the computer off of its surface.
On the other hand, MagSafe Chargers is a new thing for your iPhone 12 or iPhone 12 Pro. It provides them up to 15W of wireless charging.
Apple only opens up the 15W wireless charging for authorized MagSafe Chargers. If you are using the regular wireless Qi chargers, you are stuck with 7.5W.
Although MagSafe Chargers are essentially a Qi wireless charger, you can technically use it to charge any mobile phones that support Qi wireless charging. However, MacRumors reported an article saying that Non-iPhone 12 Models Charge Super Slowly With MagSafe Charger.
Like most Apple charging products, the USB-C power adapter is sold separately.
Since Apple and the world have moved on to USB-C, MagSafe Charger comes with a USB-C cable attached.
For next year’s Apple Watch, I wish they will rebrand the Apple Watch Charger to MagSafe Charger for Apple Watch since it is the same thing. Better still, allow the same MagSafe Charger to charge the Apple Watch directly.
I am getting the iPhone 12 Pro Max, and the iPhone 12 Pro Max clear case can only be ordered on the same day as the phone, on 6th November 2020. So I can’t test this MagSafe Charger with anything yet.