Even before the official launch of the new iPhone 12 series, there is a preview of a new charging option for the new devices.
MPOW JAPAN Co., Ltd. (Location: Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Representative: Takehiko Komazaki) announces a wireless charger that supports the charging position adjustment function using a magnet, which is a new wireless charging mechanism installed in the new iPhone. Mass production will start from this month, and it is scheduled to be released by the end of 2020 at home electronics mass retailers and EC sites nationwide.
You can easily see that it is a combination of the MagSafe idea in older MacBooks and the traditional wireless store. So these new charging cables hold on to the back of the iPhones with a magnet and then charge wirelessly through the back of the glass.
This is an interesting idea, although you might wonder why this is better than a conventional Lightning or USB-C cable, which also needs to be connected to the iPhone during charging and takes up less space when not in use. But maybe this is a hint that the iPhones don’t have a mechanical socket for any cable anymore and can only be charged wirelessly.