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Get charged up for a look inside Apple’s MagSafe Battery Pack


MagSafe Battery Pack teardown: ChargerLAB tore into Apple's new MagSafe Battery Pack. Literally.
ChargerLAB tore into Apple's new MagSafe Battery Pack. Literally.
Photo: ChargerLAB

YouTube channel ChargerLAB got its hands on Apple’s new MagSafe Battery Pack and gave it the teardown treatment to see what secrets it contains.

The video, which you can check out below, shows off the magnetic battery pack’s dual-cell design. It looks like it essentially contains twin iPhone batteries — providing a total power output of 11.13Wh, based on two 3.82 volt batteries (7.62 volts combined).

The MagSafe Battery Pack, like the old Jony Ive-designed Smart Battery Case, has been mocked for its bulky design. However, it delivers a lot of extra juice for powering your iPhone. Now the first teardown video shows how it works.

Other features that can be seen in the video include the device’s capacitive sensing coils and NFC detection coil and chip. You also get a good look at the battery pack’s design, which is optimized for heat shielding and heat dissipation.

One of the neatest parts of the teardown shows the battery pack’s ring of 60 tiny magnets. These hold the charger in place without it physically having to be attached to the iPhone.

Apple supposedly faced challenges with its MagSafe Battery Pack design. However, the company finally managed to create the device — and the finished product recently went on sale for $99.

Tough to fix?

The ChargerLAB video does not include any repairability score the way iFixit’s teardowns do. But based on the use of adhesives and other design elements, it does not look like the MagSafe Battery Pack would be particularly easy to fix. The repairability of Apple devices came under renewed attack recently, thanks to increased scrutiny regarding the so-called right to repair.

What do you think of Apple’s MagSafe Battery Pack? Are you planning to buy one? Have you already bought one? Has the bulky design put you off? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

Via: The Verge


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