MagSafe Duo charger was announced at the October 13 event along with a new MagSafe lineup compatible with iPhone 12 series. However, Apple has not given a date or a time frame for the duo charger’s launch yet. But an Apple authorized retailer in Switzerland is giving customers the December 21 delivery date of the MagSafe Duo chargers.
The new MagSafe accessories for the new flagship iPhone series include silicon cases, leather sleeves, wallets, and wireless chargers. All of the accessories attach magnetically to the back of the compatible iPhones and support wireless charging up to 15W.
MagSafe Duo Charger will be available on December 21 on a Swiss Website
A popular retailer of smartphone devices in Switzerland, Digitec Galaxus is allowing customers to pre-order the new MagSafe Duo charger on its website with a delivery time starting from December 21. Although the product is listed on apple.com but can not be added to the cart for purchase. So for Digitec Galaxus to open pre-order means that the new wireless charger might be launched soon.
The MagSafe Duo charger is designed to power an iPhone and Apple Watch at the same time which had been the company’s Achilles heels for a while. Since Apple Watch requires more power than the smartphone, the company’s AirPower wireless charging mat was shelved due to overheating issues. Therefore, with the new MagSafe Duo charger it is expected that Apple has overcome the heating issue with a new design. The company describes it as,
The MagSafe Duo Charger conveniently charges your compatible iPhone, Apple Watch, Wireless Charging Case for AirPods, and other Qi-certified devices. Just place your devices on the charger and a steady, efficient charge begins on contact. The charger folds together neatly so you can easily take it with you wherever you go.
The company recommends using a 20W USB-C power adapter for up to 11W charging and a 27W or higher USB-C power adaptor for up to 14W charging. All power bricks are sold separately now starting from $19.99 up to $96.99. The MagSafe Duo charger’s retail cost is $129.99 and is compatible with iPhone 8 and later models, Apple Watch 1st generation and later and 2nd gen AirPods and AirPods Pro.