Customers who bought the charger MagSafe gives Apple have been receiving the accessory for the past few days. It works with the iPhone 12 and previous models, in addition to being compatible with Android phones, since it uses the Qi standard. However, he is unable to charge the Apple Watch, and its packaging comes without a plug adapter.
I was quite surprised to find that MagSafe does not have an included plug adapter. It has a 1m non-removable cable with a USB-C connector, but almost all chargers that came with iPhones have a USB-A port. Apple only offered USB-C accessories for the iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max.
In the USA, MagSafe costs US $ 39, while the 20 W USB-C adapter costs US $ 19 (R $ 219 in Brazil). It attaches to the iPhone 12, 12 Mini, 12 Pro and Pro Max in a magnetic way, thanks to the magnets built into the back of the phone, and provides charging up to 15 W.
The MagSafe is compatible with the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, X and later, which have glass back and coil for wireless charging. It also works with the AirPods case.
Apple MagSafe works with Android phones
In addition, the accessory can be used with Android phones. Max Weinbach, from Android Police, found that MagSafe attaches well to the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 thanks to the magnets on the hinge and the edges of the folding screen.
Kevin Nether, on his YouTube channel, shows that the charger works with Google Pixel 5, even if it has a thick cover; and recharges the battery of the iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max, with or without a case. However, it is not compatible with the Apple Watch, which requires the charger built into the box. (The plug adapter is no longer included with the watch, as is the case with iPhones.)
The Apple website says about MagSafe: “20W USB-C charger sold separately”. This implied that the accessory does not work with the 18 W charger previously included in the iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max. However, user reports confirm that it can be used with basically any USB-C adapter.