• Apple MagSafe charger returns with a wireless iPhone 12 twist

    15 days ago - By Fortune

    Apple's latest generation of phones-the iPhone 12 line-come equipped with wireless charging , the company revealed at a smartphone-centered product event on Tuesday.
    The feature debut comes more than a year after Apple scrapped an earlier version of the long-delayed technology , called AirPower. The company previously said the forerunner's prototypes did not live up to its “high standards.”
    The new technology, called MagSafe, uses magnets to snap iPhones into place on battery-recharging mats. The tech also provides a connection point for add-ons, such as specially compatible phone cases...
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  • Apple botched the relaunch of one of its most beloved features

    Apple botched the relaunch of one of its most beloved features

    15 days ago - By Fast Company

    Magsafe is back-but in the most limited way possible.
    Before Apple built its own smartphone processors-heck, before Apple even built its first smartphone-it introduced one of the greatest pieces of practical industrial design in recent history: Magsafe. Introduced in Apple's Macbooks in 2006, it was a magnetic charging cable that snapped out of your hand and into your laptop, and started powering it immediately. And if you ever tripped over the cord, it just unplugged, making the whole thing klutz-proof.
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  • Apple launches new ecosystem of accessories and wireless chargers with MagSafe

    Apple launches new ecosystem of accessories and wireless chargers with MagSafe

    15 days ago - By Tech Crunch

    Apple just announced the iPhone 12 , and it features some new capabilities hidden in the rear of the phone. Thanks to alignment magnets, you can snap accessories to the back of your phone. And the company is releasing new accessories that work with this magnetic back, including new cases, a wireless charger and a card holder.
    Apple's iPhone 12 starts at $799, sporting 5G and a magnetic adapter
    There are many layers tucked in the back of the device, such as a magnetometer, a copper-graphite shield, two shields, multiple layers of magnets, an NFC antenna and more.
    But the company isn't just...
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  • Apple just revealed the MagSafe charger, a brand new wireless charging pad for iPhone

    15 days ago - By Business Insider

    Apple's new wireless charging mat, the MagSafe charger.
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    Apple revealed the brand new iPhone 12 on Tuesday afternoon during its annual iPhone event.
    Alongside the new phone, Apple announced a new wireless charging mat named MagSafe - a nod to the beloved charging port that appeared on Apple laptops for years.
    The new charger is Apple's second attempt to break into wireless charging. The company previously revealed - and almost launched - a product named "AirPower" that was eventually cancelled in a rare move from Apple.
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  • Apple brings back MagSafe, sparks interest in magnetic phone charging

    Apple brings back MagSafe, sparks interest in magnetic phone charging

    15 days ago - By Venture Beat

    Magnetic device charging is about to expand into smartphones, as Apple updates a popular laptop and wearable innovation with iPhone-ready charging speeds.
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