Apple’s MagSafe Duo release date seems imminent now that the FCC has licensed a ‘Two Coil Charger’ one month after it first appeared at the iPhone 12 launch event.
Apple’s solo MagSafe charger launched alongside the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro, however the firm held off on giving a date for the Duo, which can cost each an iPhone and Apple Watch concurrently. We nonetheless don’t have one, however the product is beginning to get licensed in a number of countries, together with certification by the Korean NRRA regulatory agency and now FCC certification.
The filing (FCC ID A2458) for Apple’s ‘Two Coil Charger’ includes a number of proposed layouts of the gadget, which, whereas not last, look rather a lot like the gadget Apple confirmed off on the occasion (seen in the principal picture above). See some of these proposed layouts collected by Twitter users Venkatesh Babu.G:
Will we see the MagSafe Duo come out before the tip of the year? That’s hard to say given the truth that Apple’s last launch event of 2020, One More Thing, announced a trio of Macs but no MagSafe gadgets.
True, the accessory isn’t almost as distinguished as a mainline Apple gadget, so maybe Apple will quietly announce its availability with a press launch – heck, the tech large quietly launched the iPhone SE 2020 earlier this year with none form of hype, let alone a full launch occasion. It’s attainable the MagSafe Duo comes out in markets earlier than the tip of 2020, or early 2021 after vacation iPhone 12 sales expand the userbase of MagSafe products.
So what’s cool about MagSafe?
MagSafe is a brand new feature of the iPhone 12 line that uses magnets to securely clip on cases, pockets clips, and wi-fi chargers to the again of phones. Clearly, this implies any older iPhones won’t be capable of use the feature – however owners of the most recent Apple handsets ought to be a bit extra excited than just getting a extra foolproof wi-fi charging system.
For example, accent firm Second has introduced new tripods and mounts that work with MagSafe which let you use your iPhone 12 like a extra conventional camera. However there are others we’ve seen which might be promising and attention-grabbing, like a automobile stand that appears safer than the clamp-style mounts we’ve seen before.
These have all been third-party equipment, and we’re fairly positive Apple won’t launch any formidable MagSafe products. However given the demise of AirPower, even an official multi-device wi-fi charger from Apple is neat.