Apple's New MagSafe Charger Offers 15W Charging, Qi Still Limited to 7.5W

Apple today introduced a new MagSafe charging puck that's designed for the iPhone, with a design that's similar to the inductive chargers used for the Apple Watch.

applemagsafecharger
The new MagSafe charging pucks are able to charge the new iPhone 12 models faster than Qi-based charging options, offering up to 15W of power. Apple mentioned the 15W charging on stage during the event, and it's also confirmed on product pages for the new devices.

Qi-based wireless chargers continue to be limited to a maximum of 7.5W of charging power when used with an Apple device, so those who are looking for the fastest "wireless" charging option will want to opt for one of the new ‌MagSafe‌ chargers from Apple.

Apple has designed an Apple Watch-style ‌MagSafe‌ charging puck for iPhones, along with a dual charger that also includes an Apple Watch charger. ‌MagSafe‌ charging specifications are also being made available to third-party companies who will be able to design magnetic chargers for Apple's new ‌iPhone‌ lineup.

The product page for the new charger suggests that it is compatible with all iPhones dating back to the ‌iPhone‌ 8, which is all models that support wireless charging, but the description suggests faster wireless charging is limited to the new models.

Apple's ‌MagSafe‌ charger for ‌iPhone‌ will be available for $39, with pricing on the combo Apple Watch version unknown as of now.

Related Roundup: iPhone 12
Related Forum: iPhone

Top Rated Comments

julesme Avatar
15 months ago
If my iPhone sticks to the puck when I lift it (like Clark Griswold's sappy fingers glued to the magazine in Christmas Vacation), then what's the point? How is that even "wireless?"
Score: 30 Votes (Like | Disagree)
UK-MacAddict Avatar
15 months ago
Stupid use of the MagSafe name, doesn’t make sense. The whole safe part was because it saved your laptop flying off the table if you tripped on the wire.

Provides no safety functionality to your phone.
Score: 29 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Martius Avatar
15 months ago
I still can't find what is useful on this charger... do you place it on your desk and then you place an iPhone on it? Is it heavy enough to stay on the desk if you move your iPhone close to it or are the magnets stronger, so the charger will hit the back of the iPhone?

Weird product...
Score: 24 Votes (Like | Disagree)
cyphers72 Avatar
15 months ago
I wonder if this can be wall mounted. That would be great.
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
scotth23 Avatar
15 months ago
I can't wait to confuse this with my watch charger while packing.
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jayducharme Avatar
15 months ago
And what do you plug this MagSafe charger into? It, like the iPhones, appears to ship with just its USB-C cable. Since all the Apple chargers in our house are USB-A, I assume it means I'll also have to spring for Apple's charger.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Related Stories

magsafe duo perspective feature

Deals: MagSafe Duo Charger Drops to $99.99 at Best Buy ($29 Off, Lowest Price)

Thursday March 11, 2021 5:41 am PST by
Apple's MagSafe Duo Charger has dropped to $99.99 today at Best Buy, down from $129.00. This is the first time we've ever seen the new MagSafe Duo Charger receive a notable discount at one of the major Apple resellers, with Amazon only offering between $2 and $3 off in the form of coupons over the past few weeks. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you...
magsafe1

Hands-On With Apple's MagSafe Charger for iPhone 12

Monday October 19, 2020 11:54 am PDT by
Alongside the new iPhone 12 models, Apple introduced a MagSafe charger that attaches to the back of the iPhones using magnets embedded both in the charger and in the iPhone. It allows for speedier charging and paves the way for a portless iPhone in the future. MagSafe chargers are shipping out and are in some Apple retail locations now, and we picked one up to check it out. Subscribe to the ...
magsafe duo perspective feature

Deals: MagSafe Duo Charger Drops to $112.45 on Amazon ($16.55 Off)

Friday April 16, 2021 10:58 am PDT by
A new sale has hit Apple's MagSafe Duo Charger today on Amazon, now available for $112.45, down from $129.00. The MagSafe Duo includes a Lightning to USB-C cable, but not Apple's 20W USB-C Power Adapter. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Amazon. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. We have seen the...
applemagsafecharger

PSA: Non-iPhone 12 Models Charge Super Slowly With MagSafe Charger

Friday October 23, 2020 4:11 pm PDT by
Alongside the iPhone 12 models, Apple introduced a new $39 MagSafe Charger that's meant to work with the magnets in the iPhone 12 Pro models to charge them up at a maximum of 15W. The MagSafe Charger is technically able to be used with older iPhones, but it's not a good idea because the charging with non-iPhone 12 devices is so slow. We did two tests with the iPhone XS Max, draining the...
choetech magnetic charger 1

MacRumors Giveaway: Win a MagSafe-Compatible 2-in-1 Charger From Choetech

Friday April 30, 2021 11:00 am PDT by
For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Choetech to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a 2-in-1 Magnetic Wireless Charger, which is compatible with Apple's iPhone 12 devices. Priced at $46, the Magnetic Wireless Charger is has a magnetic charger designed for an iPhone 12, and base that houses another charger for the AirPods. The Magnetic Wireless Charger is not MagSafe and...
belkin boost charge pro magsafe

Belkin's 3-in-1 MagSafe Charger Now Available for Purchase

Friday January 8, 2021 9:49 am PST by
Belkin's Boost Charge Pro 3-in-1 Wireless Charger with MagSafe, which is the first third-party MagSafe-compatible wireless charger, is available for purchase as of today. Priced at $140, the Boost Charge Pro MagSafe features an upright MagSafe charger that can accommodate one of Apple's iPhone 12 models, an Apple Watch charging puck, and a flat platform that can be used to charge AirPods or...
Screen Shot 2021 03 03 at 11

MagSafe Charging Port for iPhone Appears in Apple Patent

Wednesday March 3, 2021 1:30 am PST by
In a newly granted patent, Apple envisions a type of connectivity port using an iteration of its magnetic MagSafe charger to charge an iPhone, potentially paving the way for a future without Lightning. Submitted to the United States Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday (via Patently Apple), the patent outlines a three-pinned MagSafe charger, similar to the ones found in older MacBook...
magsafe duo charger

Apple's MagSafe Duo Charger Unable to Charge iPhones at Full 15-Watt Power

Tuesday November 17, 2020 10:07 pm PST by
Apple's upcoming MagSafe Duo Charger pairs a MagSafe iPhone charger with an Apple Watch charging puck, but as noted by Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, Apple has recently updated the product description to note that the MagSafe portion of the charger won't charge at the full 15 watts supported by the standalone MagSafe charger. Neither the basic MagSafe Charger nor the MagSafe Duo Charger ships with ...

Popular Stories

airtag in hand

Apple AirTag Linked to Increasing Number of Car Thefts, Canadian Police Report

Friday December 3, 2021 7:10 am PST by
Apple's AirTags are being used in an increasing number of targeted car thefts in Canada, according to local police. Outlined in a news release from York Regional Police, investigators have identified a new method being used by thieves to track down and steal high-end vehicles that takes advantage of the AirTag's location tracking capabilities. While the method of stealing the cars is largely ...
macbook pro 13 inch banner

Apple Planning Five New Macs for 2022, Including Entry-Level MacBook Pro Refresh

Sunday December 5, 2021 7:55 am PST by
Apple is working on five new Macs for launch in 2022, including a new version of the entry-level MacBook Pro, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. In the latest edition of his "Power On" newsletter, Gurman said that he expects Apple to launch five new Macs in 2022, including: A high-end iMac with Apple silicon to sit above the 24-inch iMac in the lineup A significant MacBook Air...
MBA Mock White Front Blue

2022 MacBook Air Getting Major Display Upgrade With One Drawback

Friday December 3, 2021 3:01 am PST by
Apple's next-generation MacBook Air is reportedly set to bring over many of the new MacBook Pro's features, with one noticeable omission, according to recent reports. The latest MacBook Pro models feature a mini-LED "Liquid Retina XDR" display with deep blacks and support for up to 1,600 nits peak brightness. The display also features Apple's "ProMotion" technology, which is capable of...
m3 feature black

Macs With 'M3' Chips Expected to Use TSMC's 3nm Chip Technology With Test Production Reportedly Underway

Thursday December 2, 2021 7:36 am PST by
Apple's chipmaking partner TSMC has kicked off pilot production of chips built on its 3nm process, known as N3, according to Taiwanese supply chain publication DigiTimes. The report, citing unnamed industry sources, claims that TSMC will move the process to volume production by the fourth quarter of 2022 and start shipping 3nm chips to customers like Apple and Intel in the first quarter of...
apple watch series 7 aluminum colors

2022 Apple Watch Lineup Rumored to Include New Apple Watch SE and 'Rugged' Model for Sports

Sunday December 5, 2021 8:22 am PST by
Apple is planning an entire revamp of its Apple Watch lineup for 2022, including an update to the Apple Watch SE and a new Apple Watch with a rugged design aimed at sports athletes, according to respected Bloomberg journalist Mark Gurman. Writing in the latest installment of his Power On newsletter, Gurman said that for 2022, alongside the Apple Watch Series 8, Apple is planning an update to ...