This week, Apple launched the MagSafe Battery Pack for the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max. But until the product made its way into people’s hands, there were some unknowns.
Some of those questions have now been answered in a new teardown video from Charger Lab.
While there was some evidence that the MagSafe battery pack was just over 11 watt-hours, we weren’t 100% sure. Now we have the confirmation. The battery pack contains two identical batteries, each labeled 5.733 Wh. In total, the MagSafe Battery Pack has a capacity of 1460 mAh. And tension? That’s 7.62V.
That’s arguably a small capacity compared to comparably priced or even cheaper third-party battery packs. But this peripheral aims to make up for that shortcoming with its flexibility and integration with iOS — and the fact that MagSafe can ensure an optimal charging position at all times.
The teardown video goes into detail about the silicon in the various circuits in the battery, solutions for heat dissipation, and more. If you are interested in more than just the capacity, you can watch the video below.
Meanwhile, the first reviews of the MagSafe Battery Pack have arrived. The verdict seems to be that it is pleasant to use, and it has some nice iOS-specific benefits. But it is expensive and the capacity ultimately leaves something to be desired. In fact, the package will not fully charge any of the iPhone 12 models. According to The Verge and others, it will only get you a long way.
It seems that the MagSafe battery pack is trying to strike a balance between a whole host of important factors, including warmth, weight, size, charging speed and capacity. As a result, we have a battery pack that will work for many people, but not necessarily for everyone.