With the arrival of the
iPhone 12, Apple has actually repurposed the MagSafe branding for a new wireless charging system for its smartphones. There are already Apple-made MagSafe cases available, and it looks as though there are more on the way.A brand-new Apple patent spotted by Patently Apple shows a folio-style case with built-in MagSafe charging options. Magnets embedded inside the case would enable it to be charged wirelessly with a MagSafe adapter.
Interestingly there are also two designs with slots for you to move your
AirPods in and charge them from the same case. When it’s time to leave your house you’ll have both your mobile phone and your cordless earbuds completely charged and all set to go.These sketches likewise reveal space for an ingrained battery, offering you a case and a portable power pack in one. Apple has actually previously produced case and battery combos like this for the iPhone 11 and older models, so it would not be a surprise to see a new one.
(Image credit: Patently Apple/Apple/USPTO )The patent documentation also consists of a MagSafe-ready folio case design for the iPad, recommending the charging tech will quickly find its way to Apple’s tablet line. Apple hasn’t stated anything about that right now, but it’s the rational next step.As constantly with patents though, we need to emphasize that plenty of patent concepts never appear in completed items. They’re great signs of the method a company is believing, however they do not represent fully realized technology.That said, it makes sense for Apple to be developing new MagSafe accessories along these lines, and considering Apple currently has MagSafe cases on sale, this wouldn’t be excessive of a stretch. The integrated AirPods charging is the most noteworthy brand-new feature.Preorders for the iPhone 12 and the iPhone 12 Pro are open now( with shipping on October 23)
, however you’ll have to wait up until November 6 to put your name down for an iPhone 12 mini or an iPhone
12 Pro Max (shipping for those handsets is set up for November 13 ). Via 9to5Mac
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