Apple's MagSafe power pack handled, can be reverse-charged by an iPhone
Apple’s $99 MagSafe battery pack has already reached its first customers, one of whom, Steven Russel, posted photos and first impressions of the device.
It’s made out of hard plastic and is somewhat chunky. If you have plug a 20W adapter (or more) directly to the Battery Pack, it will be able to charge the MagSafe pack and the phone simultaneously.
The pack sends 15W of power wirelessly to the phone while it's connected and just 5W while used portably. It can be used to charge more than iPhones: it will work with AirPods (assuming you have ones with wireless charging support, of course). Unfortunately, it can’t charge an Apple Watch.
The MagSafe pack itself cannot be charged with a MagSafe connector or on a Qi charging pad. That said, the iPhone can actually charge the pack while connected to a charger.
The latest iOS 14.7 update brings support for the MagSafe battery pack. It shows the correct icon when the pack is attached to the phone. Also, you can see the state of charge of the pack.
Mr. Russel reports that the pack attaches quite firmly to the phone, thanks to the strong magnets inside. Someone already disassembled a pack, so here’s a look at those magnets:
- 26 Aug 2021
Then buy 4 powerbank. Cheapass. lol
- 21 Jul 2021
Exactly, just heating the magsafe so that it loses what little capacity it has, and heating the phone along with wasted charge, I don't see any point in people charging it inversely
- 21 Jul 2021
Nonsense. Xiaomi powerbanks (Redmi is just renamed Xiaomi really) and they are very reputable in general and also offer good features like quick charging in both directions and multi output ports. The ones I've seen were also in aluminium chassi...