Apple just brought MagSafe back baby! Attach all your accessories to the back of your iPhone

Iphone Magsafe Products
Iphone Magsafe Products (Image credit: iMore)

What you need to know

  • MagSafe is back.
  • It will be used to attach chargers to the new iPhones.
  • It'll also be used to attach cases and other accessories to the new handsets, too.

Apple just confirmed that it's bringing the MagSafe name back, but it isn't the one that we're used to. Instead, it'll let us attach wireless chargers and other accessories to the back of the new iPhones.

You'll not only be able to charge using a magnetic wireless adapter, but Apple also says that new cases and other accessories – think in-car mounts and whatnot – are coming as well. Not just from Apple, either. Belkin is already lined up.

Of course, Apple's iPhone 12 event is competing with Amazon's 2020 Prime Day event, where you can snag some of the best deals around on a whole host of products!

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Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.