What you need to know
- Apple put its MagSafe chargers and cases up for order today.
- Stocks are already starting to feel the strain.
- The MagSafe Charger is already showing delivery times of next month.
If you're picking up a new iPhone 12 or iPhone 12 Pro and want a MagSafe case or charger, you might have a wait on your hands. A number of cases and colors, not to mention the MagSafe Charger itself, are already showing delivery windows of early November.
Oddly, it seems everyone is going for the $59 Leather Wallet with MagSafe (opens in new tab) – you can't get one of those delivered until the first week of December. Why people?!
Beyond that $59 slip of leather, it's easy to see why the MagSafe accessories are popular. Here's how Apple describes the tech.
The most important part of all this – the MagSafe Charger (opens in new tab) itself – isn't going to land on anyone's doorstep until November 2 at the earliest if ordered today.
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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.
Apple using the MagSafe name for this system looks to be disingenuous at best. MagSmart or the like would be more accurate as this system doesn’t look to keep devices safe like the MacBook MagSafe connector did.
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