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Apple develops magnetic battery pack for iPhone


Apple is developing a new iPhone charging attachment in the form of a battery pack that is magnetically connected to the back of the device using MagSafe, according to a new report from Bloomberg.

Although some prototypes have a rubber exterior, the battery pack is not thought to function as a protective portfolio like Apple's previous iPhone battery accessories.

Besides the details of the new battery pack, Bloomberg also notes that the iPhone lineup is unlikely to receive back wireless support anytime soon.

The battery pack attachment is believed to have been under development for at least a year, but it reportedly encountered development problems with the iPhone program, which is believed to be overheating.

Bloomberg reports that Apple is cautious about announcing charging accessories, having been forced to cancel the AirPower charging platform in 2019, a year and a half after it was first announced.

Development problems may mean that the new battery pack extension may be delayed or even canceled.

The charging package will be the latest in Apple's lineup of iPhone 12 MagSafe accessories, which are attached to the back of the phone with the help of a built-in magnetic circuit.

Previous accessories included wall chargers, as well as magnetically connected wallets, and MagSafe is said to belong to Apple laptops as well.

Rumors of the new battery extension first surfaced after a reference was found in the code for the trial version of iOS 14.5, and the Bloomberg report notes that the reference was later removed.

 In addition to the new battery pack, Apple is said to be interested in allowing its devices to charge each other.

The Bloomberg report indicates that it planned the iPhone lineup for 2019 to be able to charge AirPods wirelessly, but plans were later canceled, and it seems unlikely that the job will appear in the near future.

Other accessories manufacturers are trying to offer functions similar to the MagSafe battery pack, and such products appeared late last year, which were sold through Alibaba and Aliexpress under various names.