On Tuesday, Apple unceremoniously dropped a new iPhone 12 accessory, the MagSafe Battery Pack. It’s a battery pack that magnetically attaches to the back of an iPhone 12 and charges it wirelessly.
But what Apple didn’t say — or at least didn’t emphasize enough — is that this new accessory unlocks a previously unannounced iPhone 12 feature: reverse wireless charging.
This means that, when the MagSafe Battery Pack is attached to an iPhone, and the iPhone is charging via a Lightning cable, the iPhone is actually delivering power to the battery pack.
This was noticed by MacRumors, but Apple actually confirms it in a support document.
“If both your iPhone and MagSafe Battery Pack need to be charged, you can charge them at the same time. Attach your MagSafe Batt… Read More