iOS 17 Beta Code References New MagSafe Battery Pack and Charger

The first developer beta of iOS 17 includes code-level references to a new MagSafe Battery Pack with model number A2781, and a new MagSafe Charger with model number A3088, according to tech enthusiast @aaronp613.

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No further details are known about the accessories at this time. Last year, Apple supply chain analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said that the MagSafe Battery Pack would be updated with a USB-C port for charging in the foreseeable future, alongside the iPhone 15 series moving to USB-C. The current MagSafe Battery Pack has a Lightning port.

As for the MagSafe Charger, one potential improvement could be Qi2 support, which could allow for up to 15W charging of non-Apple devices instead of the current 7.5W limit. The first Qi2-certified chargers are expected to launch later this year. It's unclear if the MagSafe Duo Charger with an Apple Watch charging puck would also be updated.

Apple released the MagSafe Battery Pack in 2021, while the MagSafe Charger has been available since 2020. The accessories have not been updated since then, but they have received several firmware updates with optimizations over the years. Last month, it was discovered that Apple prototyped the MagSafe Charger in several different colors, but it's unclear if the additional colors would ever be made available to the public.

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Top Rated Comments

Shadower Avatar
15 months ago
Now that the iPhone mini is no longer in the latest lineup, they can increase the size of the MagSafe Battery Pack.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
klky Avatar
15 months ago
The MagSafe charger needs a longer cable. 1M is unusable. Native Union and Nomad understand this.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sunapple Avatar
15 months ago
I still bought too many new products with Lightning this year. Transition could have been a little quicker IMO.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
klasma Avatar
15 months ago
Maybe the size of the camera bump on the 15 Pro requires a modified battery pack design. But a simple switch to USB-C seems the more likely explanation.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Ifti Avatar
15 months ago
Hopefully higher wattage for faster charging??

Then again, that introduces even more heat - part of the reason why I don't use wireless charging....
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
fwmireault Avatar
15 months ago
I'm pretty sure those products will be the same but with a USB-C port. And please fast charging support for Apple Watch, this is long overdue for a first-party charger

EDIT: I thought the article was about MagSafe Duo, my apologies
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)