Apple is reportedly growing a brand new iPhone charging accent within the type of a battery pack that magnetically attaches to the rear of the gadget utilizing MagSafe, Bloomberg reports. Though some prototypes have a rubber exterior, the battery pack isn’t thought to behave as a protecting case like previous iPhone battery accessories from Apple. Alongside particulars of the brand new battery case, Bloomberg additionally notes that the iPhone lineup is unlikely to obtain help for reverse wi-fi charging anytime quickly.
The battery pack accent is assumed to have been in improvement for a minimum of a 12 months, however it’s reportedly confronted improvement points regarding the iPhone’s software program pondering that the pack is overheating. Bloomberg notes that Apple is cautious about asserting charging equipment, after it was compelled to cancel its AirPower charging mat in 2019, a 12 months and a half after it was first announced. Growth issues may imply that the brand new battery pack accent is delayed and even scrapped.
The charging pack can be the newest in Apple’s lineup of iPhone 12 MagSafe equipment, which connect onto the again of the telephone with the help of an embedded circle of magnets. Earlier equipment have included wall chargers, in addition to magnetically attaching wallets. MagSafe is alleged to be returning to Apple’s laptops as properly, solely with a connector harking back to the previous pill-shaped design.
Rumors of the brand new battery pack first emerged after a reference to it was present in code within the iOS 14.5 beta, MacRumors reported earlier this week. Bloomberg notes that the reference has subsequently been eliminated.
In addition to the brand new battery pack, Apple is reportedly excited by permitting its units to cost each other. Bloomberg notes that it had deliberate for its 2019 iPhone lineup to have the ability to wirelessly charge AirPods, however the plans have been later scrapped. The performance is “unlikely within the close to future,” in keeping with Bloomberg.
Different accent producers are already trying to supply related performance to the rumored MagSafe battery pack. 9to5Mac reported on one such pack late final 12 months, which was being offered on Alibaba and Aliexpress underneath quite a lot of names.