Apple's MagSafe Duo Charger to cost $129, be available 'soon'

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

What you need to know

  • Apple's new MagSafe Duo Charger is now on Apple's website.
  • It can charge an iPhone and Apple Watch at the same time for $129.
  • It'll be available "soon" according to the product page.

It's already been a big day for Apple with the iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro Max, and HomePod mini going up for pre-order but there's yet more going on today. Apple just put the new MagSafe Duo Charger up on its site as well, although you can't actually buy one yet.

The charger, capable of powering an iPhone and Apple Watch at the same time, will sell for $129 (opens in new tab) at some point. Apple isn't saying exactly when that will be beyond a "coming soon" label.

The MagSafe Duo Charger conveniently charges your compatible iPhone, Apple Watch, Wireless Charging Case for AirPods, and other Qi-certified devices. Just place your devices on the charger and a steady, efficient charge begins on contact. The charger folds together neatly so you can easily take it with you wherever you go.

Apple Magsafe Duo Apple Store

Apple Magsafe Duo Apple Store (Image credit: iMore)

Apple also notes that the charger will require a power adapter and, predictably, suggests its own 20W part. I suspect you can use any number of third-party alternatives if you'd prefer, though.

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.

3 Comments
  • I was interested in this until I saw the $129 price point! That’ll be $169 Canadian and well.....it’s definitely not worth three times as much as the regular MagSafe charger. :(
  • Gasp! Well, gotta recoup all that R&D they put into AirPower.
  • At this price, I don't care if it ever becomes available to buy, it's just ridiculous! One could buy a pile of high capacity Qi chargers and several Apple Watch charger pucks and equip their entire house for less than what this thing costs. No way!