On October 14, 2020, in Beijing time, Apple held a global online press conference and released the long-awaited iPhone12 series of mobile phones. The models include iPhone12, iPhone12 mini, iPhone12 Pro, and iPhone12 Pro Max. For the first time in the history of the iPhone, the entire series supports 5G. , Supports 20W PD wired fast charging, and brings brand-new MagSafe magnetic wireless charging technology, marking the beginning of a new era of iPhone.
The iPhone 12 series includes two models: iPhone12 and iPhone12 mini. The colors are black, white, red, green, and the newly launched navy blue. From the configuration point of view, they are equipped with a powerful 5nm A14 Bionic processor. A more robust super-ceramic panel is used, and the vertical aluminum metal frame is redesigned.
Compared with the sleek big bezels of previous generations of iPhone, the iPhone 12 uses a new vertical bezel design, with a narrower bezel that can fit a larger screen under the same size. iPhone12 uses a 6.1-inch OLED full screen with a resolution of 2532 x 1170 and a weight of only 162g. iPhone12 mini uses a 5.4-inch OLED full screen with a resolution of 2340 x 1080 and a weight of an astonishing 133g. Compared with many Android phones that are trying to reduce weight, the iPhone12 mini is a veritable small-screen and lightweight flagship.
The iPhone 12Pro model continues the big cup and super big cup strategy. It is divided into iPhone12 Pro and iPhone12 Pro Max, which are also equipped with a 5nm A14 bionic processor, super-ceramic panel, matte glass backplane, and the frame adopts a higher hardness Stainless steel material.
Also thanks to the vertical narrow bezel design, the iPhone12 Pro and iPhone11 Pro have a 6.1-inch OLED full screen with a resolution of 2532 x 1170 pixels when the size is close. The iPhone12 Pro Max is equipped with a 2778 x 1284 pixel 6.7-inch OLED full screen. . The rear camera adopts a powerful three-camera imaging system, a larger F1.6 main camera, 2x (Pro) / 2.5x (Pro Max) light variable telephoto, and CMOS sensor anti-shake technology on professional cameras to make the handheld long The exposure can reach a staggering 2 seconds, and with a lidar scanner, making it the most powerful iPhone in history.
In addition to powerful performance, the entire series of iPhone 12, iPhone12mini, iPhone12 Pro, and iPhone12 Pro Max all support the new MagSafe magnetic charging technology, bringing a convenient and fast charging experience that is different from the past.
1. First equipped with MagSafe magnetic charging technology
Since the iPhone 8 in 2017, Apple has added the wireless charging function to all iPhone models, which is similar to the wireless charging method of other mobile phones, and it starts charging when it is placed on the wireless charger. Apple is optimistic about the wireless charging function, but frankly, wireless charging relies on the alignment of the transmitter coil and the receiver coil. Traditional wireless chargers cannot achieve the best results when placed at hand. If they are placed incorrectly, the efficiency of wireless charging will be reduced and the power will not increase. , Slow charging, severe heating, etc., hinder the development of wireless charging and bring poor experience.
Starting from the root cause, Apple introduced the new MagSafe magnetic charging technology to solve the bad experience of traditional wireless charging. The iPhone 12 mobile phone, peripheral accessories, and charger are all equipped with MagSafe magnetic components to achieve the effect of automatic positioning and alignment. iPhone 12, Both iPhone12 mini and iPhone12 Pro are equipped with the new MagSafe magnetic charging technology.
2. How does MagSafe magnetic charging work?
From the perspective view of iPhone12, you can see that MagSafe magnetic charging system component structure, unique winding coil to withstand greater receiving power, capturing magnetic flux through the nanocrystalline panel, and adopting an improved shielding layer to more safely receive wireless fast Recharge. A dense array of magnets is integrated on the periphery of the wireless receiving coil to realize automatic alignment and adsorption with other magnetic accessories, thereby improving wireless receiving efficiency. Equipped with a high-sensitivity magnetometer, it responds immediately to changes in the induced magnetic field strength, allowing iPhone12 to quickly identify magnetic accessories and prepare for wireless charging.
3. What is the MagSafe magnetic charging power?
Since the iPhone 8 is equipped with 7.5W wireless charging, the wireless charging power of previous iPhones has stopped at 7.5W. MagSafe magnetic charging technology doubles the wireless charging performance, with a maximum power of 15W.
In addition to MagSafe magnetic charging, the entire iPhone12 series still supports Qi wireless charging with a wide range of versatility, with a power of up to 7.5W. Users who need a faster-charging speed can use the original MagSafe magnetic charger, and the Qi wireless charger that is widely circulated on the market can continue to be used.
Four, different MagSafe magnetic charging method
Compared with traditional chargers, MagSafe magnetic chargers are quite different in use. In terms of appearance, MagSafe magnetic chargers are a bit like APPLE WATCH magnetic chargers. The metal shell is flat and round and comes with a power supply cord. Cable, small and light.
When the iPhone 12 is placed, the MagSafe magnetic charger directly bounces up due to the strong magnetic force, making a “tower” sound, automatically aligning with the magnetic ring on the phone and attaching firmly, and the transmitting coil and receiving coil reach the millimeter level that cannot be achieved by human hands. Alignment accuracy to achieve high-efficiency and high-power charging.
Because of the magnetic attraction, after the iPhone 12 is fully charged on the MagSafe magnetic charger, it cannot pick up the phone and leave at will like the previous wireless charging. It needs to be separated and removed by hand to remove the MagSafe magnetic charger. This operation is the same as APPLE The magnetic charger of WATCH is the same.
Five, MagSafe magnetic charging advantages
Compared with wired charging, the wireless charging system is easier to use, but the process of transmitting energy through the air is very dependent on the precise alignment of the transmitting coil and the receiving coil. Apple has applied magnetic attraction technology to wireless charging to completely solve the problem of wireless charging. It is difficult to align with the age-old problem. There is no possibility of distortion to optimize the wireless charging efficiency, and it is feasible to increase the wireless charging power. The wireless charging power of this generation of iPhone12 is doubled from 7.5W to 15W, which greatly improves the speed of wireless charging and reduces users. waiting time.
The convenient adsorption of MagSafe magnetic charging can develop more playability. For accessories, MagSafe magnetic charging also supports the Qi wireless charging standard, which means that third-party manufacturers can develop their own 7.5W Qi standard magnetic wireless charger and For other accessories, I believe that Apple will also adopt a standard similar to MFi to open MagSafe magnetic charging authorization to manufacturers that meet the specifications, and the third-party magnetic accessories market will usher in an explosion.
Sixth, which magnetic accessories Apple introduced
1. MagSafe dual charger
I believe that many iPhone users will purchase APPLE WATCH to use. When charging is required, it is troublesome to charge the iPhone and APPLE WATCH separately. Apple has developed MagSafe dual chargers for iPhone12 and APPLE WATCH. Both the left and right areas are equipped with independent wireless transmitting coils. One charger can charge iPhone and APPLE WATCH at the same time.
The MagSafe dual charger has an all-white leather appearance, and a soft connection is adopted between the two areas. The APPLE WATCH area has a mechanical structure that can be turned down and flat, and it is more convenient to support the overall folding and storage of the outer belt.
2. Belkin Belkin MagSafe Car Bracket
Apple’s strategic partner Belkin Belkin also launched the MagSafe car holder, which can be easily installed on the air outlet of the air conditioner through the tail clamp. Compared with other elastic clamps, the magnetic suction system is more convenient to use. It can also be used for mobile phone navigation while using the iPhone in the car. Supplementary electricity.
3. Belkin Belkin MagSafe multi-charge base
Home users often need to face the demand for charging multiple Apple devices at the same time. The Belkin MagSafe multi-charging base just solves this trouble. It has three wireless charging areas and supports simultaneous charging of APPLE WATCH, AirPods, and iPhone. In the iPhone area, you can see the phone tilted and suspended, and the MagSafe magnetic wireless charging design is also adopted.
4. MagSafe magnetic protective case
Apple has simultaneously launched a new protective case with magnets. It is available in three materials: silicone, transparent, and leather. It is easy to buckle the iPhone by suction and easy to take off. Wearing a magnetic protective cover will not affect the user’s use of other magnetic accessories, and wearing a magnetic protective cover will not be affected, and you can use the MagSafe magnetic charger to charge normally.
5. MagSafe magnetic card holder
In addition to the protective case, Apple also launched the MagSafe magnetic cardholder, which can be inserted into conventional cards such as bank cards and transportation cards. It can be easily attached to the back of the iPhone12 or MagSafe magnetic protective case by magnetic force. It is more convenient for users to carry the card out of the house with lightweight.
In terms of price, the iPhone12 starts at $969, and the iPhone12 Mini starts at $846. iPhone12 Pro starts at $1,308, and iPhone12 Pro Max starts at $1,431. MagSafe silicone protective shell and MagSafe transparent protective shell are priced at $61.4 regardless of size and model, and MagSafe magnetic wireless charger is priced at $50.6.
The iPhone12 series conference once again brought the strongest iPhone in history, 5G extremely fast communication, professional camera system, 5nm A14 powerful computing power, all areas are outstanding. In terms of charging, wired charging supports 20W PD fast charging, while wireless charging is a big change. The newly developed MagSafe magnetic wireless charging system rushes to the user experience, making automatic coil alignment more convenient and easy to use, and doubling the wireless charging power Up to 15W, and compatible with 7.5W Qi wireless charging standard.
Wireless charging has unlimited possibilities. MagSafe magnetic wireless charging will change people’s habits and enhance the fragmented iPhone charging experience. It is a revolution in both the market and the industry chain.