Along with the iphone 12 and 12 Pro series, it was introduced on October 13, 2020. Up to 15 W of power can be delivered, and up to 7.5 W of power can be used in a backwards-compatible manner using the open Qi standard.
With the help of an inbuilt NFC loop, the connector also enables the connection of non-charger accessories like card holders and cases.
In 2020, Apple introduced two MagSafe-compliant chargers: the MagSafe Charger, a single charging pad for iPhones, and the MagSafe Duo Charger, a charging mat that includes both a MagSafe and an Apple Watch charger.
In order for other companies to create chargers and cases, Apple has also licensed the MagSafe standard. Apple introduced the MagSafe Battery Pack and enabled MagSafe charging for the AirPods and AirPods Pro in 2021.
Is MagSafe slower than Lightning?
The MagSafe Charger charges an iPhone 12 from 0% to 50% in around an hour, which is twice as long as it takes to charge it with a usb-c to Lightning cable and a 20W+ USB-C power adapter.
Your iPhone can be wirelessly charged quickly and securely with the MagSafe Charger. In order to optimize charging your iPhone at up to 15W of peak power supply for quicker wireless charging, the system dynamically responds to environmental factors.
The wattage of the power adapter and other system factors will affect the actual power delivered to the iPhone. The MagSafe Charger can supply up to 12W of peak power delivery to iPhone 13 mini and iPhone 12 mini.