Apple launches $99 MagSafe battery pack for iPhone 12

From CNET: Apple on Tuesday released a new $99 MagSafe battery pack that's designed to work with the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max and iPhone 12 Mini. The new accessory provides "safe and reliable wireless charging" and won't interfere with "credit cards or key fobs," the company says on the Apple Store site.

Apple says that when the MagSafe battery pack is connected to your iPhone 12, it can charge your phone with up to 5 watts of power on the go and up to 15W of power when connected to a 20W or higher power source.

The battery pack is made of polycarbonate and silicone materials and is available in white. Apple notes that it can be used with or without a MagSafe case.

Apple introduced MagSafe charging and accessories as part of its iPhone 12 lineup in October. MagSafe is reminiscent of the feature that used to be on all MacBooks, where the power cord auto-attached by way of a magnet and easily popped off if you tripped on the cord. The new battery pack joins a slew of magnetic MagSafe accessories that snap onto the back of the iPhone 12, such as cases, chargers, mounts and a wallet.

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