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Apple’s MagSafe Battery Pack hits new low in pre-Black Friday deal


Apple MagSafe Battery Pack
Apple's MagSafe Battery Pack has never been this cheap before.
Photo: Apple

Apple’s MagSafe Battery Pack for iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 is down to its lowest price ahead of Black Friday. The battery pack is available for $71 — a massive 28% off its $99 MSRP.

This is the cheapest price Apple’s MagSafe Battery Pack has dropped to so far. Stocks are unlikely to last long, so make sure to place an order before the deal expires.

MagSafe Battery Pack prototype spills earlier design with glossy finish


MagSafe Battery Pack prototype
That's ... different.
Photo: Internal Archive

Photos purporting to show an Apple MagSafe Battery Pack prototype surfaced Wednesday, revealing an earlier design with a glossy finish and a repositioned charging LED. The device also features internal identification markings.

The device looks genuine, but it’s very different from Apple’s final product, which went on sale last July at $99.

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).

Stop fat-shaming Apple’s MagSafe Battery Pack


Oh no. The Apple MagSafe Battery Pack fails to defy the laws of physics.
Oh no. Apple's new MagSafe Battery Pack fails to defy the laws of physics.
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Apple’s just-released MagSafe Battery Pack faced plenty of mockery for not being about as slim as a credit card, as some people apparently expected. This criticism clearly comes from people ignoring an inescapable fact: Batteries are always bulky.

Until there’s a revolutionary breakthrough in power storage tech, there’s no way to make an ultra-slim battery store a useful amount of power. Stop expecting it. And stop criticizing companies for not miraculously producing an impossible product.

Apple launches MagSafe Battery Pack for iPhone 12 series [Updated]


Apple MagSafe Battery Pack
Here's how the new MagSafe Battery Pack looks when attached to iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max.
Photo: Apple

On its website Tuesday, Apple offered a new MagSafe Battery Pack, designed to work with the iPhone 12 series from mini to Pro Max. That is, it’s designed to work as of the release of iOS 14.7, due imminently.

Unlike all the other unofficially “MagSafe compatible” wireless battery packs that came out after the iPhone 12’s release, this one’s MagSafe-approved, straight from Apple. It took a while, but it’s here.