Apple plans to launch a renewed version of MagSafe compatible with the current iPhone 12 and the future iPhone 13. Thanks to the documentation sent to the US commission, we can see how Apple submitted this new version for analysis and approval. The specific changes it has undergone are unknown, something for which we will have to wait for next week’s expected keynote yet to be confirmed.
A new MagSafe tested on four new iPhone 13s
The documentation sent to the FCC was first found by Dave Zatz on his Twitter account and reproduced by 9to5Mac. If we take a look at the original documents, we will see a lot of technical information. All were sent out on August 24, although only part of it was made public yesterday (the rest will be on March 5, 2022, apparently). The employee responsible for shipping is Abhishek Rala, who is the “Regulatory Compliance Officer”.
Among the documentation we find load diagrams like this. It shows how the MagSafe can be used from any angle, which is already the case in the current model. Although what is really interesting is that in the documentation we find mentions of four “new phones”.
The FCC has tested the new MagSafe on all four iPhone 12s, which it calls “legacy” or older version. Both without a case and with a silicone case. And it’s the same with four “new phones” as shown in the picture. From each readings, it can be deduced that there are four different models of iPhone 13, including the iPhone 13 mini.
It’s unclear what kind of new feature the revamped version of the MagSafe Charger will add. Sometimes Apple will ship a new model like this number A2548 when minor changes are made. It is therefore not certain that it will incorporate significant improvements to the current A2140. Of course, it was speculated with greater strength in the magnets and compatibility with AirPods 3.