With the arrival of the iPhone 12, Apple has repurposed the MagSafe branding for a brand new wi-fi charging system for its smartphones. There are already Apple-made MagSafe circumstances accessible, and it seems as if there are extra on the way in which.
A brand new Apple patent noticed by Patently Apple exhibits a folio-style case with built-in MagSafe charging choices. Magnets embedded contained in the case would allow it to be charged wirelessly with a MagSafe adapter.
Curiously there are additionally two designs with slots so that you can slide your AirPods in and cost them from the identical case. When it is time to depart the home you may have each your smartphone and your wi-fi earbuds absolutely charged and able to go.
These sketches additionally present room for an embedded battery, providing you with a case and a transportable energy pack in a single. Apple has beforehand produced case and battery combos like this for the iPhone 11 and older fashions, so it would not be a shock to see a brand new one.
The patent documentation additionally features a MagSafe-ready folio case design for the iPad, suggesting the charging tech will quickly discover its option to Apple’s pill line. Apple hasn’t stated something about that simply but, nevertheless it’s the logical subsequent step.
As all the time with patents although, we must always emphasize that loads of patent concepts by no means present up in completed merchandise. They’re good indicators of the way in which an organization is pondering, however they do not characterize absolutely realized know-how.
That stated, it is sensible for Apple to be creating new MagSafe equipment alongside these traces, and contemplating Apple already has MagSafe circumstances on sale, this would not be an excessive amount of of a stretch. The built-in AirPods charging is essentially the most notable new function.
Preorders for the iPhone 12 and the iPhone 12 Pro are open now (with transport on October 23), however you may have to attend till November 6 to place your identify down for an iPhone 12 mini or an iPhone 12 Pro Max (transport for these handsets is scheduled for November 13).