Apple’s MagSafe Magnetic Battery for iPhone 12 costs $ 99. It charges the iPhone using the MagSafe magnets on the back of the iPhone. It is a typical Apple accessory. It’s only available in white, works out of the box, and charges using Lightning.
But it’s not without problems. It has a small 1460mAh battery which cannot even fully charge the iPhone 12. There is no fast charging. (it charges at the standard rate of 5W). It has reverse charging, but it won’t start until your iPhone is 80% charged.
Unless Apple integrated experience is very important to you, the MagSafe battery is not worth the price. Especially when youYou can find third parties batteries that will fully charge your wireless iPhone, while costing half the price. But first…
Things to know before buying a magnetic iPhone battery
The world of magnetic batteries for iPhone 12 is fairly new. These are basically cordless batteries with magnets that snap into place at the back of the iPhone 12 (and supported cases).
Before buying one, here are a few things you should know.
- Capacity: The most reliable magnetic batteries will cap at 5,000mAh, and for good reason: Not only are the 10,000 mAh batteries heavy, they also get quite hot. You’ll find compact 10,000mAh batteries on Amazon, but you should stay away from them for your own safety.
- Charging speed: The magnetic batteries listed here are only MagSafe compatible, and not MagSafe certified. This means that the charging speed is capped at 7.5W, while most will charge your iPhone at 5W (based on Qi charging standards). You’ll find batteries advertising 15W charging speeds, but that’s just hype, not reality.
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