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iPhone 12, MagSafe could interfere with pacemakers

iPhone 12, MagSafe could interfere with pacemakers

Although it was quite late to jump on the wireless charging bandwagon, Apple's implementation did eventually introduce an element that, truth be told, should have become standard in almost all wireless charging systems today. Just like many of its small but significant conveniences, Apple used magnets to bring a bit of stability when wirelessly charging the iPhone 12. Impressive as it may be, the iPhone 12 and its matching MagSafe accessories had one side effect that may have gone unnoticed until recently.

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New MacBook Air could lead Apple’s long-awaited apology to power users

New MacBook Air could lead Apple’s long-awaited apology to power users

A lot of rumors have been swirling about incoming MacBook updates lately, and today we have a particularly juicy report to sink our teeth into. Just as Apple is rumored to be updating the MacBook Pro significantly, so too is it apparently looking to make some big changes to the MacBook Air. The first big change is rumored to be a switch back to MagSafe chargers.

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PopSockets iPhone grips and mounts embrace MagSafe tech

PopSockets iPhone grips and mounts embrace MagSafe tech

Perhaps to distance itself from the embarrassment of AirPower, Apple reused its old MagSafe brand from the early MacBook days for its own spin on wireless charging for iPhones. Unsurprisingly, this has resulted in many accessory makers rushing to adapt to the new technology as well as its new requirements, especially those that make use of iPhones' rears for one thing or another. Those include not just the usual culprits like cases but also phone grips, which is why PopSockets, one of the more popular manufacturers of the latter, have come out with new iPhone 12 accessories that take MagSafe into account.

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Satechi’s magnetic iPhone 12 charger beats Apple MagSafe in 2 ways

Satechi’s magnetic iPhone 12 charger beats Apple MagSafe in 2 ways

Apple's MagSafe for iPhone system can be a whole lot more convenient for charging than plugging in a Lightning cable, but Satechi may in some ways have just bested the official MagSafe adapter. As with previous iPhone accessories, Apple's plan is to license out MagSafe to third-parties so that they can fill out the ecosystem. In some cases, that means adding some advantages over Apple's own products.

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Apple MagSafe Duo Charger now up on the Apple Store

Apple MagSafe Duo Charger now up on the Apple Store

The AirPower wireless charging mat may have been a complete disaster but Apple definitely made a comeback when it announced its new MagSafe wireless chargers. Apple actually announced two chargers in October but only one has been available, perhaps raising worries of a repeat of the AirPower. Although there were hints at an upcoming launch date, it is definitely a pleasant surprise to see the MagSafe Duo Charger finally available for sale, though people might want to keep an important thing or two in mind before they buy one.

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Apple MagSafe Duo Charger tipped to launch this month

Apple MagSafe Duo Charger tipped to launch this month

In October, Apple unveiled its new iPhone 12 line and announced new MagSafe and MagSafe Duo chargers. The standard MagSafe charger is currently available for purchase, but the MagSafe Duo availability is a mystery. A reseller from Switzerland called Digitec Galaxus, apparently a known and popular reseller, has published a listing for the MagSafe Duo charger suggesting that the charger will start shipping this month.

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HomePod mini preorders open – MagSafe Duo Charger and iPhone 12 Leather Sleeve now “coming soon”

HomePod mini preorders open – MagSafe Duo Charger and iPhone 12 Leather Sleeve now “coming soon”

Apple's iPhone 12 Pro Max and iPhone 12 mini aren't the only new devices going up for preorder today, with some hotly-anticipated accessories either available for your shopping cart or promising to arrive there soon. The HomePod mini, the smaller version of its smart speaker, can be preordered now, while two iPhone 12 accessories are now listed as "coming soon" on Apple's site.

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iPhone 12 mini shows not all new MagSafe is equal

iPhone 12 mini shows not all new MagSafe is equal

The Apple MagSafe system keeps revealing tidbits of functionality and features - and they're not all good. A support document for the MagSafe Charger was updated this week to show how it'll function differently depending on the device to which it is attached. If it is connected to an iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, or iPhone 12 Pro Max, it'll run with 15W peak power delivery. If it is connected to an iPhone 12 Mini, the MagSafe Charger maxes out at 12W peak power delivery.

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Moment MagSafe accessories transform iPhone 12

Moment MagSafe accessories transform iPhone 12

The folks at Moment just revealed a whole bunch of MagSafe accessories for iPhone 12. They've opened up a whole new door. Moment is focused on camera action in everything they produce, so that's the starting point for this set of items - but the sky is the limit. There's a Moment Tripod Mount, Pro Tripod Mount, Cold Shoe Mount, Wall Mount, Car Vent Mount, and Multi Threaded Mount. And cases, of course - so many cases.

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iPhone 12 buyers should be aware of Apple’s MagSafe charging warnings

iPhone 12 buyers should be aware of Apple’s MagSafe charging warnings

Apple fans are very excited about the coming iPhone 12 models, and one of the cool parts is that the smartphone features MagSafe charging like the Apple Watch 6 offers. However, there are some potential drawbacks to MagSafe charging that Apple is warning potential buyers about. Apple quietly updated its support document for the iPhone 12 to warn buyers about these potential issues.

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Apple’s AirTags coming “soon” to connect with iPhone 12

Apple’s AirTags coming “soon” to connect with iPhone 12

The next significant Apple product may be released by the end of the year, just in time for the holidays. The product called AirTag, designed by Apple with Bluetooth LE and Ultra-Wide band radio for item location and retrieval. The AirTag system's been rumored for some time - now might be the perfect time to turn this Find My app into a "Find My everything" type situation.

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Samsung Wireless Charger Trio jabs limits of Apple MagSafe and AirPower

Samsung Wireless Charger Trio jabs limits of Apple MagSafe and AirPower

Today Samsung released the Wireless Charger Trio, a charger that charges three devices at once. That's really the long and short of it, or it WOULD be, save the timing VS Apple's own brand new multi-device charger. It's not as if Apple revealed their MagSafe Duo charger on October 13, then Samsung created AND released their Wireless Charger Trio three days later - that'd be a bit too big a pill to swallow.

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