Apple’s new FCC filing for MagSafe charger includes four new unreleased iPhones and labels the current iPhone 12 flagship series as ‘legacy’ smartphones. As detailed by MacRumors, the filling does not reveal any specs details of the update coming to Apple’s wireless charger and only documents the “updated testing based on new equipment.”
With iPhone 12 series, Apple re-launched MagSafe chargers and accessories for the smartphone line-up. Recently, Dave Zatz spotted an updated MagSafe cable and charger added to the FCC database, model number A2548. The MagSafe charger, compatible with iPhone 12, has an A2140 model number. It is assumed that the new wireless charger will support reverse charging for the upcoming iPhone 13 series. The revised test unit was submitted to the FCC less than a month ago on August 13, 2021.
iPhone 12 line-up is legacy iPhones for Apple
The report details that “in the equipment section of the filing, Apple lists four “New Phone” items while also listing A2176, A2172, A2341, and A2342, which correspond to the iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max, respectively, as “legacy” devices.”
Excluding iPhone 12 mini, the current iPhone flagship series has been very successful for the Cupertino tech giant. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro models were a massive hit with the consumers in the United States and markets, worldwide because of features like the A14 Bionic chip, 5G network support, larger display, camera upgrades, and more. The market study on the mobile handset ‘Market Pulse Service’ revealed that the global sales of the iPhone 12 series had crossed 100 million units in April 2021. And with that, the company had achieved its second super-cycle, after the first super-cycle with iPhone 6.
Promising iPhone 12 sales have analysts predict strong iPhone 13 sales as well which are likely to take Apple’s target stock price to $175. The iPhone 13 series is rumored to offer larger batteries, camera and display improvement, smaller notch, and more. And its compatible MagSafe charger is expected to offer reverse charging capability.