Apple launched its first portable power bank, MagSafe Battery Pack in July 2020. Compatible with iPhone 12 series and newer models, the MagSafe Battery Pack has an all-white body with a matte-plastic back.
However, a recently leaked prototype of the battery pack shows a very different appearance. Pictures of the power bank’s prototype shared by Twitter account @ArchiveInternal reveal that Apple used a glossy plastic back in the prototype with an LED indicator on the surface side of the Battery Pack which did not make it in the final version of the product.
In addition, the embossed MagSafe ring was not as prominent in the prototype as it is in the retail version. Personally, I like all the design changes Apple made in the final version.
A prototype MagSafe Battery Pack. This unit has a side engraving and seems to be missing the fabric that is usually found on the front of these devices. There also seems to be a status LED on the front, a placement that didn’t make it to production (on bottom). #AppleInternal
Everything you need to know about MagSafe Battery Pack
Compatible with iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 models, the Battery Pack attaches wirelessly to the back of the smartphone to give it additional power when on go. It uses a lithium-based battery 1,460mAh capacity which powers depending don’t their sizes.
- Up to 70% additional charge with iPhone 12 mini or iPhone 13 mini
- Up to 60% additional charge with iPhone 12 or iPhone 13
- Up to 60% additional charge with iPhone 12 Pro or iPhone 13 Pro
- Up to 40% additional charge with iPhone 12 Pro Max or iPhone 13 Pro Max
The MagSafe Battery Pack retails for $99 but the power adapter and cable are sold separately.
At your desk and need a charge? Just plug a Lightning cable into the MagSafe Battery Pack for up to 15W of wireless charging. Short on time? With a higher than 20W power adapter, you can charge both the MagSafe Battery Pack and your iPhone even faster. And you can track the status of your charge on the Lock Screen. – Apple