Apple has finally made its MagSafe Duo Chargeravailable to purchase today. It costs $129 and features both the MagSafe charging puck suited for the iPhone 12 series and a regular Apple Watch charging puck.
Users can buy it right now from Apple with standard delivery dates falling in around a week and express delivery dates as soon as the next day. Note that Apple charges an extra fee of $8 if you choose express delivery.
Apple announced the MagSafe charger alongside new iPhones at its October 13 event. However, at the time, the company said that the MagSafe Duo would launch at a later unspecified date. Recently, a Swiss Apple authorized reseller suggested that Apple would launch the wireless charging mat this month.
The MagSafe Duo charger folds in half, allowing users to place it in compact locations and also carry it around while traveling. Although, Apple states that the MagSafe Duo charger can only charge up to 14W max, which does not match up with the $39 MagSafe charging puck‘s 15W charging capacity.
Another factor that comes into play when achieving full 14W charging capacity with the MagSafe Duo charger is the adapter that you use. Only some adapters with a specific charging profile are capable.
Furthermore, Apple does not ship an adapter alongside the MagSafe Duo charger, so users may need to purchase one separately. The best option is to opt for Apple’s official 20W adapter.
The MagSafe Duo charger is purposed for the iPhone 12 lineup since it attaches to the phone using magnets embedded in both devices. Users can also, however, charge older iPhones that do not sport the hardware essential for MagSafe compatibility but those won’t charge at full 14W.
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