Apple Gets FCC Approval for MagSafe Duo Wireless Charger

Apple today received FCC approval for its MagSafe Duo Wireless Charger accessory, which means it could be launching in the near future. An imminent release also makes sense given that ‌MagSafe‌ Duo reviews went live today.

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The FCC filing covers a "two coil charger" with a model number of A2458. The filing includes images, user manuals, and RF exposure reports.

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Apple announced the ‌MagSafe‌ Duo at its October event that saw the unveiling of the iPhone 12 lineup and the new ‌MagSafe‌ accessories, but the charger continues to be listed as "Coming Soon" on Apple's site.

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The ‌MagSafe‌ Duo is priced at $129, combining a ‌MagSafe‌ charger for iPhone with an Apple Watch charging puck for Apple Watch in a fold-over design ideal for travel.

Reviews suggest the charger works well, but the build quality with the rubber casing is questionable, it does not come with a power adapter for charging purposes, and it's lightweight enough that it doesn't stay on the desk when you pick up a charging ‌MagSafe‌ ‌iPhone‌. TechCrunch, in fact, called it "a bit underwhelming" and said it's not really worth the money.

Apple has also received regulatory approval for the ‌MagSafe‌ Duo in other countries such as Korea ahead of its official launch.

Top Rated Comments

edk99 Avatar
22 months ago
If this was $99 with the power adaptor included maybe. $129 and no power adaptor not a chance. Will continue to use a multi-port power adaptor and 2 cables.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
superlawyer15 Avatar
22 months ago
$59

That's how much this thing should cost.

ESPECIALLY SINCE IT DOESN'T EVEN COME WITH THE CHARGING BRICK!!!!
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Apple_Robert Avatar
22 months ago

Cool stuff. My prediction is this is going to be a popular accessory.
I like spending money on Apple toys but, unless I get this on sale somewhere for around $75.00, I am passing at the current price tag. I don’t see it being wildly popular.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
HeavenDynamic Avatar
22 months ago
Must be weird for Apple to actually ship a wireless charger
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Unity451 Avatar
22 months ago
I don't know why people are complaining about the price. With monthly installments, you'll hardly feel it. I wonder if Apple will let me just roll it into my mortgage. ?
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
7thson Avatar
22 months ago
I agree with Dieter Bohn, the press molded edges look cheap. They could have followed the design language of the iPhone and made this with an aluminum band wrapping each side, with a simple hinge mechanism. As is, it just looks cheap. I can see value in its utility and would appreciate it for travel but wouldn’t buy it at that price point. Also, no included charging brick? C’mon...
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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