What you need to know
- Apple released a new firmware update for the MagSafe Battery Pack yesterday.
- Firmware version 2.7.b.0 brings with it faster charging for the accessory.
It turns out that yesterday's firmware update for the MagSafe Battery Pack had a trick up its sleeve.
According to Apple's support document, the firmware update brought faster charging to the accessory. The update, once completed, allows the battery pack to charge at 7.5W speeds, an improvement over the 5W charging speed it used to have.
Apple has also revealed that you can even force the update manually by plugging the MagSafe Battery Pack into a Mac or iPad for about five minutes.
The MagSafe Battery Pack currently works with both the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 lineup.
If the MagSafe Battery Pack isn't for you, check out our list of the Best MagSafe accessories 2022 for some other ideas!
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Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.