Apple might scrap this unreleased iPhone 12 MagSafe product
What you need to know
- Apple is rumored to be working on a MagSafe battery pack for iPhone 12.
- A new report says Apple could scrap the project because of development issues.
A new report says that Apple could scrap a rumored MagSafe wireless battery pack for iPhone 12 because of development issues.
Earlier reports this week of a reference to a mobile battery pack in iOS 14 have been backed up by Bloomberg's Mark Gurman:
The pack would reportedly be a rubber battery pack capable of charging your iPhone wireless using the MagSafe array on the back of the iPhone 12. However, whilst the magnets are proving strong enough to hold the pack in place, there are other problems:
The report says that given the "development challenges" the new accessory "could ultimately be delayed or scrapped", echoing the plight of Apple's AirPower charging mat from a few years ago.
Accessory maker Anker has already unveiled its own MagSafe battery pack for iPhone 12.
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