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iPhone 12 Mini Limited to 12W Peak Charging with MagSafe

The iPhone 12 Mini will be limited to a 12W peak charging speed with Apple’s new MagSafe charger for iPhone 12s.

According to Apple’s MagSafe support page, the iPhone 12 mini will require a USB-C Power Delivery adapter at at least 9V/2.03A to attain that 12W. Factors like temperature and system activity will cause the delivered power to vary as well. For instance, when headphones or other Lightning accessories are connected, both the iPhone 12 mini and other models will only receive 7.5W of charging speed due to regulatory standards.

Without Lightning accessories connected, the other iPhone 12 models are able to hit 15W. To do so, they’ll need a USB-C Power Delivery adapter of 9V/2.22A, 9V/2.56A, or higher.

In other MagSafe-related news, MacRumors reported that the MagSafe Duo Charger has passed the National Radio Research Agency compliance test in Korea. As 9to5Mac notes, when an Apple product passes the compliance test it usually means that a release is not too far behind, so we could be hearing about its release date soon.

As for the iPhone 12 Mini, it’ll be available for pre-orders from November 6 at 9pm alongside the iPhone 12 Max Pro. Both devices will be released on November 13.


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