Yes, you can use the MagSafe Battery Pack to wirelessly charge AirPods
What you need to know
- Apple's new MagSafe Battery Pack goes on sale tomorrow, but someone got theirs early.
- It turns out you can use the battery pack to wirelessly charge your AirPods, too.
Apple's MagSafe Battery Pack doesn't officially go on sale until tomorrow, but someone was able to get theirs early. They've been sharing pictures of the charger with the world and now they confirmed that yes, you can indeed use this thing to wirelessly charge AirPods.
As Steven Russell points out on Twitter, the $99 battery pack can indeed charge a pair of AirPods — in this case, AirPods Pro — just fine. I can't say that's a huge surprise, but it's good to get confirmation!
I'd imagine that the MagSafe Battery Pack will wirelessly charge anything that supports the Qi standard, but we might have to wait a day or two to get that confirmed. For now, Russell has been sharing more photos of the thing in action.
I have to admit, this thing looks gorgeous attached to a white iPhone. That being said, I still think Apple should offer the battery pack in multiple colors — just to give us all a few more options!
Not so keen on the Apple MagSafe Battery Pack? There are tons of third-party MagSafe portable batteries to be had, too. All designed for iPhone 12 and, presumably, iPhone 13 as well.
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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.