It took a while, but finally you can pre-order Apple’s MagSafe Duo charger. With the new accessory you can charge the iPhone and Apple Watch at the same time. You do need an iPhone 12 (Pro) for that. Don’t be alarmed by the price.
MagSafe Duo release
Two months ago, Apple unveiled two new chargers during the iPhone event. The first was the single MagSafe charger (€ 45), which is intended to charge the iPhone 12 wirelessly. This accessory was available shortly after the event. The MagSafe Duo is now also for sale.
The Double MagSafe charger is not cheap; Apple asks there € 149 in front of. It is striking that you don’t get a charger with it; you still have to purchase it separately. To achieve the highest charging speeds (of 14 W), you also need a powerful charger of at least 27 W. The best option at Apple is the 30W USB-C power adapter, which costs € 55.
You do get a UCB-C to Lightning cable. You connect it to the Lightning port of the MagSafe charger. If you order the accessory now, you don’t have to wait long for delivery. The first MagSafe Duo chargers will be delivered this Friday.
The handy thing about the MagSafe chargers is that you click them onto the iPhone with a magnet. The iPhone 12 models are equipped with a special magnet for this. This eliminates the hassle with positioning, which is usually one of the major drawbacks of wireless charging. In addition, you can hold the iPhone with MagSafe and charge it wirelessly at the same time.
The iPhone 12 (Pro) also supports wireless charging with charging speeds of 15 W, but the double MagSafe charger does not reach those speeds. You can read more about this in the article MagSafe Duo charger does not charge as fast as expected.