Apple's MagSafe Duo Charger is coming soon if this certification is correct

Apple Iphone 12 Mag Safe Duo Charger
Apple Iphone 12 Mag Safe Duo Charger (Image credit: Apple)

What you need to know

  • Apple's MagSafe Duo Charger has gone through Korea's KRRA certification process.
  • That might suggest that it's set to be released sooner rather than later.
  • The charger was announced last month.

Apple's MagSafe Duo Charger has worked its way through Korea's National Radio Research Agency (NRRA) certification, suggesting that we might see the device go on sale relatively soon.

The charger was announced alongside iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro last month but there was no indication of when it would go on sale beyond a vague "later date (opens in new tab)." The good news is that the certification – spotted by MacRumors – might suggest a launch is edging closer.

Charging solutions include the MagSafe Charger and MagSafe Duo Charger for use with iPhone and Apple Watch, as well as new silicone, leather, and clear cases that easily snap onto the back of iPhone, and a leather wallet. Customers can also expect innovative MagSafe accessories from third-party manufacturers.

The wireless charger will charge an iPhone via MagSafe as well as an Apple Watch, although there will be no place for AirPods, unfortunately. The whole thing will also close up for easy travel, according to Apple's brief announcement.

Apple will hold a special event next week, potentially with an announcement including the availability of the new wireless charger. We don't know how much it will cost yet, either. My guess is not cheap should just about cover it.

Oliver Haslam
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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.

5 Comments
  • There is a place to charge AirPods. Take your phone off and set them there. It is a Qi charging capability.
  • That’s true
  • That looks really junky. Some Apple accessories are unfortunately just crap. Yet they excel design and materials wise elsewhere.
  • It's a travel thing. The watch charger folds down and the whole thing folds in half. Super compact.
  • The folding part is fine. The materials should be nicer.