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Apple's New MagSafe Charger's Not So Stellar Reviews

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Nadia Ali
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Customers don't seem to be too happy with Apple's latest MagSafe duo wireless charger.

The iPhone 12 accessory was greatly hyped up alongside the latest iPhone release, promising to charge multiple Apple products simultaneously. Still, a look under the hood reveals a not so warm reception from users.

Worth The Hype?

For starters, the price listed on the Apple website advertises the new version of the MagSafe charger for $129. Unfortunately, they fail to mention upfront explicitly that the charger does not include a power adaptor.

Those who read the product description (and let's face it, not everyone does) will eventually discover how the power adaptor must be purchased separately.

Furthermore, to work best with this specific MagSafe charger, Apple has been recommending its 20W version, which comes in at $19 and provides a 14W wireless charge. Altogether, this adds up to a final price of $148.

The fine print also reveals that if you want your MagSafe charger to work even more efficiently, you have the option to purchase the 27W (or higher) power adaptor. It has a higher price tag but will provide faster wireless charging up to 14W.

While a 27W power adaptor is not currently listed on their website, a 30W costs $49 to provide a benchmark estimate of how much you could potentially spend. The higher the wattage, the faster the charging.

The Bottom Line

This does not put Apple in a good light, given how their new iPhones no longer come equipped with chargers anymore, and everything must be purchased separately. On top of that, paying an additional $150-$200 for a mediocre charging experience doesn't seem to be putting the customer first.

Does Apple's latest MagSafe due charger make "fast" wireless charging worth it? You be the judge.

Products Covered

allapplenews-product-iPhone 12 and 12 mini
Model
iPhone 12 and 12 mini
Release Date
October 2020

Features

• 5.4" / 6.1" OLED Display & 458 PPI
• iOS 14
• A14 Bionic Chip
• 3D Camera
• Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery

Description

The iPhone 12 has been long-anticipated as the next-gen iPhone, and now, it's here. Offering 5G connectivity, the A14 chip, new camera systems, and more, the iPhone 12 upgrades everything. With a refreshing design of the iPhone frame itself, the iPhone 12 sets up the iPhone product line for the future.

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