iPhone 12

Apple launches MagSafe Battery Pack for iPhone

MagSafe battery pack

Apple now offers its official MagSafe Battery Pack for the iPhone 12. The accessory clicks onto the magnetic back of the iPhone and provides extra power, much like the earlier Smart Battery Case. When connected, the MagSafe battery delivers information via the iOS Battery widget.

The Apple MagSafe Battery Pack is compatible with the following iPhone models running iOS 14.7 or later:

Apple launches new iPhone 12 color

Purple Reign

The specs haven't changed, but Apple has moved closer to completing the rainbow with its iPhone 12 lineup. Both the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini are now available in a "stunning" purple finish. Apple also launched a new MagSafe Leather Case, and a Leather Sleeve. Colors for these MagSafe accessories include Amethyst, Cantaloupe, Capri Blue, or Pistachio. Apple showed off the latest colorways at its "Spring Loaded" special media event.

Doctors say keep iPhone 12 away from cardiac devices

iPhone 12 MagSafe

People with implanted pacemakers and defibrillators are being warned to keep MagSafe iPhones and accessories away from their medical devices. Cardiologists at the Henry Ford Heart and Vascular Institute have tested the effect of an iPhone 12 Pro passing over the chest of a patient. Reporting on the results, Dr. Gurjit Singh explained that the patient's defibrillator was temporarily deactivated by the MagSafe magnet inside the iPhone.

Apple MagSafe Duo charger ships in December

Apple MagSafe Duo charger

While the AirPower charging mat never came to fruition, Apple has another option coming before the end of the year. The MagSafe Duo charger was first revealed at the iPhone 12 product launch. Production units have already made their way to reviewers. Apple has not officially discussed a release date for the MagSafe Duo, but at one Apple Authorized Reseller it can already be ordered.

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