Following rumors that Apple is working on a MagSafe battery pack for iPhone 12 models, the popular accessory manufacturer Anker has struck Apple with the release of the PowerCore Magnetic 5K Wireless Power Bank.
First preview at CES 2021, the PowerCore battery pack attaches magnetically to the back of any iPhone 12 model and provides 5W wireless charging. With a capacity of 5000 mAh, the battery pack is capable of charging the iPhone 12 mini from 0% to 100%, the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro from 0% to around 95%, and the iPhone 12 Pro Max from 0% to 75, according to Anker . The battery pack itself is charged via USB-C.
Although the battery pack is compatible with the MagSafe system, it is not an official accessory, so charging is limited to 5 W. Apple’s reputation The MagSafe battery pack will probably be able to charge an iPhone 12 model up to 15W, in line with the MagSafe Charger.
Amazon is carrying the PowerCore Magnetic 5K Wireless Power Bank for $ 39.99, with orders now scheduled for delivery in mid-April.
MacRumors contributor Steve Moser recently discovered code-level references to a “battery pack” in iOS 14.5 beta, and this was followed by a report from BloombergMark Gurman claims that Apple is working on a MagSafe battery pack for iPhone 12 models. The report claimed that Apple has encountered some issues with the development of the accessory, but the release may be delayed or scrapped altogether.
(Thanks, Zach Samson!)
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