Magnetically Attached iPhone 12 Wireless Charger Unveiled Ahead of Apple Event

Macotakara points to a new product unveiled today by Japanese accessory manufacturer MPOW. The device is a magnetically attached wireless charger designed for the "new iPhone".

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MPOW JAPAN Co., Ltd. (Location: Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Representative: Takehiko Komazaki) announces a wireless charger that supports the charging position adjustment function using a magnet, which is a new wireless charging mechanism installed in the new iPhone.

The company goes on to describe the product having a "ring-shaped magnet mechanism" which matches up with a similar mechanism in the new ‌iPhone‌, allowing the charger to firmly attach to the device. This allows for better charging performance than traditional wireless chargers which may move position over time. The company also notes that the product "is intended for use with new iPhones, may not be able to be charged when used with other smartphones."

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The product announcement comes hours before Apple's event on October 13th which is expected to unveil the ‌iPhone‌ 12. One of the most recent rumors suggested that Apple would revive the "MagSafe" brand but apply it to two new magnetic chargers designed for the ‌iPhone‌ 12. These were dubbed "‌MagSafe‌ Charger" and "‌MagSafe‌ Duo Charger".

The rumor follows up other leaks that have shown the magnetic rings that have been shown in schematics and built into cases.

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Top Rated Comments

skiwildcat7 Avatar
47 months ago
I have a great idea: you connect a cable to the phone via a small hole in the phone and that cable is connected to the wall which delivers electricity over the cable at rates much faster than this supposed wireless charging. It’s an incredible invention let me tell you. I call it a “plug”.
Score: 75 Votes (Like | Disagree)
joeblow7777 Avatar
47 months ago
How is this a “wireless” charger? If this is wireless, then so was MagSafe on MacBooks.
Score: 34 Votes (Like | Disagree)
slimejester Avatar
47 months ago
I mean, who doesn’t lay their phone face down against a marble inkwell?
Score: 32 Votes (Like | Disagree)
0924487 Avatar
47 months ago
I don’t see how that is wireless charging. I see a big cable and big connector right there, probably with lots of heat. How is this better than using the USB PD charging cable?
Score: 30 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ethanwa79 Avatar
47 months ago

They can't remove the port. CarPlay needs a port, can't do it with Bluetooth.
uhhh wireless CarPlay?
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)
skiwildcat7 Avatar
47 months ago

No it doesn’t. wireless carplay has been a thing in some cars for years.
Wireless CarPlay isn’t ubiquitous enough. You need serious upgrades to the head units even in cars made right now.
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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