Apple might renew its line of magnetic accessories with the arrival of the iPhone 13. A new MagSafe charger has appeared (via .) at the US Federal Communications Commission (FFC) and shows interesting details, such as compatibility with up to 8 iPhone models.
The charger discovered in the FCC has the following model number: A2548. Everything seems to indicate that it is an updated version of the MagSafe wireless charger Announced in 2020, it features a similar model number: A2140. The novelties of this new accessory, for the moment, are unknown.
However, it is likely that it is a simple update of the current charger, with small internal changes that would hardly be noticeable to the user. Apple, on the other hand, seems to will improve MagSafe technology in iPhone 13 and it will add a larger charging coil as well as stronger magnets. Therefore, it is possible that the new charger has a wider base, new magnets or even more powerful compared to the current generation.
The accessory has been tested with up to 8 iPhone models. The document refers to the iPhone 12, with model numbers A2341, A2172, A2176 and A2342, which belong to the iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max. Apple also seems to have tested the charger on four new iPhone models, which could be the iPhone 13. Therefore, the accessory would be compatible with all iPhone models compatible with MagSafe.
The MagSafe accessory line continues to grow
Remember, MagSafe allows you to attach accessories to the back of the iPhone using a magnetic system. Apple announced this technology as a solution to the problems caused by conventional wireless chargers. By including magnets, the charger is perfectly aligned, making the charging process uninterrupted. The magSafe charger also allows you to use the iPhone while receiving power and leaves the Lightning port free to connect, for example, headphones.
Apple has also launched a MagSafe accessory line that give more versatility to your iPhone models. A clear example is the external charger, which fits on the back of the smartphone and allows power to be supplied wirelessly. This technology is also open to third-party manufacturers to manufacture and market compatible accessories. Belkin, Mophie or Anker already have chargers, supports or batteries that take advantage of this magnetic system.