Apple’s MagSafe obtained a brand new lease of life with the iPhone 12. The corporate has launched a slew of Magsafe equipment and a charger that adheres to the again of the iPhone 12. iFixit has lastly printed a teardown of the MagSafe charger, it reveals a number of unknown points of the brand new charger.
iFixit has printed an X-ray view of the MagSafe charger, which helps us evaluate it with different inductive chargers from Apple. As anticipated, the MagSafe charger options round magnets that match with magnets on the iPhones. The magnets are organized circularly and surrounded by the puck.
As you may see within the MagSafe X-Ray, there’s a seam on the place the place the rubber meets the metallic. The oldsters at iFixit used two suction cups to separate the enclosure and get entry to the within of the MagSafe. Moreover, iFixit eliminated the white cowl materials on the charging floor with the assistance of a knife.
Beneath the white cowl is a copper strip related to 4 leads positioned across the charging coils. Underneath the coil was a circuit board. We presumed the Apple Watch charger is likely to be similar to the MagSafe charger. Nevertheless, the teardown reveals each the chargers aren’t similar. Apple Watch charger makes use of a single magnet within the middle. In the meantime, the MagSafe charger makes use of a hoop of magnets alongside the periphery.
Apple’s MagSafe charger helps 15W quick charging versus 10W supplied by Qi-enabled chargers. It makes use of magnetic pins that “completely align” with iPhone’s wi-fi charging coils. The MagSafe charger retails at $39 and is offered on Apple’s website.