iPhone 12 mini charges more slowly with MagSafe

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A smaller battery and slower MagSafe charging seem to be the iPhone 12 mini's only weaknesses.
A smaller battery and slower MagSafe charging seem to be the iPhone 12 mini's only weaknesses.
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If you’re still on the fence about whether to buy an iPhone 12 mini, here’s one reason you might want to avoid it. Apple’s smallest 2020 iPhone charges more slowly than other models in the lineup when you use the new MagSafe charger.

Apple resurrects MagSafe as snap-on iPhone accessory system

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What's old is new again.
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Apple’s beloved MagSafe branding made its return at Tuesday’s “Hi, Speed” Apple event. And, if it’s not quite like it was before, isn’t that the same as every single story about something being brought back from the beyond?

The new, different version of MagSafe will allow users to snap on accessories to the back of their iPhones. Think wallets, cases and — in a new move for Apple — its first official wireless charging pads for iPhone.