‘iPhone 12’ wireless charging accessories said to resurrect ‘MagSafe’ branding

Apple may be reintroducing its old “MagSafe” term, though not the same technology, in peripherals designed to charge the forthcoming “iPhone 12.”

Four years since the last MacBook Pro abandoned Apple’s MagSafe charging connector, Apple is reportedly planning to revive the name. According to a leak from the Chinese site Weibo, which also detailed “HomePod mini” news, and the “iPhone 12” display details, Apple is preparing a pair of “MagSafe” peripherals.

Describing what it calls the “official key accessories,” the leak says, in translation, that the “official magnetic casing comes with Magsafe, two wireless chargers Magsafe Charger, Magsafe Duo Charger.”

There are no further details. However, it’s possible that this may relate to a previous leaked image which purported to show a revised internal charging system for the “iPhone 12.”

At the core of that claimed redesign was a circular arrangement of very many small magnets. These were said to

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Apple to Allegedly Rekindle ‘MagSafe’ Brand for Magnetic iPhone Case and Wireless Charging Accessories

A Chinese Weibo account going by the name “Kang” this morning posted allegedly accurate information for every product set to be announced at the upcoming Apple event on October 13, including details and launch dates for the full iPhone 12 lineup, and the rumored HomePod mini.

In addition, the original post also claims that Apple will announce a new magnetic iPhone case with “MagSafe” and two official Apple wireless chargers called “MagSafe Charger” and “MagSafe Duo Charger,” one or both of which will have a 15-Watt power output.


The “MagSafe” brand name will resonate with readers who remember Apple’s magnetically attached MagSafe power connector, which first appeared on MacBook Pro models in 2006 but despite its popularity was eventually discontinued across all Apple product lines between 2016 and 2019 and replaced with USB-C.

Back in August, images shared on Weibo that were said to be from the ‌iPhone 12‌ depict

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