Apple’s new circular magnetic MagSafe charger can leave a circular footprint on iPhone 12 series leather cases, according to a recent update supporting document Of the company.
The document specifically mentions Apple leather cases, but states that the problem could also occur with third-party cases.
Other interesting information from the support document includes that the new MagSafe charger does not need a 20W USB-C adapter. It requires a minimum of at least 12W, but it won’t charge the device as fast. To be clear, even when you’re using a 20W adapter, the MagSafe charger only delivers 15W to the iPhone 12 as the inductive charging is less powerful.
Apple also recommends removing credit cards, passports, and anything that has a magnetic stripe or RFID chip before connecting the MagSafe charger to the back of the iPhone 12. The charger can also limit the charge to 80 percent if the Battery gets too hot during the charging process. Unsurprisingly, it also can’t charge wirelessly and when connected to a power adapter at the same time.
You can find the full support document in this link.
Apple’s iPhone 12 series and all future iPhones no longer include EarPods or a charging block in the box. While MagSafe is an interesting and surprisingly solid solution to some of the biggest problems in Qi wireless charging, including the proper alignment of a device on a charging pad, the accessory costs $ 55 in Canada.
In addition to that cost, most people will probably need to purchase a $ 25 20W USB-C power The adapter since the cable that comes with the MagSafe charger is USB-C.
Although the case is plastic, I have been using a MagSafe charger with the iPhone 12 Pro and a super slim charger Totallee case for the last week and I haven’t noticed any marks on the back.