Who is the most trusted supplier of leaks and leaks about new Apple products? They are not analysts, insiders and assembly workers, although they share reliable information from time to time. The most reliable provider of leaks is Apple itself and, to be precise, the beta versions of the updates that it releases for its devices. Stable several times a year in the test builds of updates, and you can find a mention of one or another new item, which is released in Cupertino with a slight delay. So we already learned about the release of the new MacBook Pro and MacBook Air, HomePod mini and AirPods Max. And now it’s the turn of the removable battery for the iPhone.
In iOS 14.5 beta 2, which was released earlier this week, a MagSafe-enabled iPhone external battery was mentioned. Obviously, in this case, we are not talking about the Smart Battery Case, which users are used to, but about a completely new type of accessories. Judging by the meagre description given in the update, the gadget will have a removable design, attaching to the iPhone’s back with magnets. Which iPhone we have has the right magnets for attaching external accessories? Only the iPhone 12, of course.
Removable battery for iPhone
Whether a removable battery will be convenient is a big question. After all, if Apple wants to make it power-hungry enough, it will almost certainly come out quite thick. And even one centimetre, which will be added to the smartphone case’s thickness, will make its use, and even more so transportation, less convenient. Another thing is that such a battery’s efficiency will be much higher than that of similar solutions. According to data from iOS 14.5 beta 2, Apple’s new accessory will achieve 90% efficiency. This is a serious indicator.
As for usability, there may be questions. We already know that Apple’s external wallets offer to iPhone 12 users magnetically rather poorly on the back of a smartphone. In addition to the fact that they do not clearly fall into place and they have to be corrected, when the device is placed in a narrow pocket of jeans, the wallet clings to its edge and flies corny. But if the cards and cash, which you intercepted just in case, do not suffer from falling even on a tiled floor, the battery will almost certainly order a long life.
MagSafe External Battery
But do not think that Apple invented to make removable batteries for the iPhone 12 with magnets. In fact, such solutions have been on sale on Ali for a long time – at least since the smartphone itself appeared on the market.
In fact, an external battery that attaches to the back of a smartphone with magnets solves many problems. Unlike a case with a built-in battery, it minimally increases the dimensions of the device; thanks to the support of MagSafe technology, it can quickly charge the battery of the iPhone itself, accelerating to 15 W, and also looks more aesthetically pleasing and does not deprive you of contact with the smartphone case. After all, when you place an iPhone in a silicone case, you don’t feel glass or metal, and with a magnetic battery, perception does not deteriorate.