Apple is reportedly engaged on a magnetic MagSafe-compatible battery pack for the iPhone 12 sequence. This hearsay has been fuelled additional by identified tipster Jon Prosser who claims that the corporate is engaged on two variations of this battery pack. There might be one battery pack that may be a customary model. The opposite variant reported to be within the works claims to come back with assist for reverse charging. The battery pack would connect to the again of an iPhone 12 utilizing the MagSafe system.
Prosser divulged this info on his newest Genius Bar podcast. He says that Apple is engaged on a normal battery pack and one other variant that helps reverse charging. Prosser derived these particulars concerning the battery pack from a supply who’s “unsure” whether or not each the mannequin will launch or not. Whereas he does not element what reverse charging on the battery pack means, it may presumably be the flexibility to cost AirPods or different Apple equipment wi-fi from the opposite outer facet of the pack on the similar time.
As per Prosser, Apple may simply introduce one among these variants and the reverse charging mannequin might by no means see the sunshine of the day.
Nonetheless, this is not the primary time we’re listening to about these MagSafe-compatible battery packs. Even Mark Gurman of Bloomberg spoke concerning the magnetic battery pack attachment for wi-fi charging on iPhones. The report says that Apple has been growing the battery pack for over a yr and a few prototypes of the battery pack have a white rubber exterior. The brand new accent is anticipated to vary from Apple’s battery add-ons for earlier iPhones – it solely supplies further battery life and won’t function a full protecting case.