Apple registers new MagSafe charger and calls iPhone 12 smartphones 'obsolete'

By: Elena Shcherban | 07.09.2021, 18:55
Apple registers new MagSafe charger and calls iPhone 12 smartphones 'obsolete'

 A new MagSafe magnetic charger has appeared in the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) database , with documentation from the agency revealing some interesting details.

What is known

The new device is registered with model number A2548, while the original model had the number A2140. Unfortunately there is no information about charging, but the updated version is expected to get stronger magnets and possibly increased power. While the application does not confirm this, Apple may have needed to re-test the charger under  FCC rules on the new iPhones, given their stronger MagSafe system than the 2020 lineup.

What's interesting is that in the section of "Hardware" in documentation Apple lists the A2176, A2172, A2341 and A2342, which correspond to the iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max respectively. Yet they are designated as "obsolete" devices. Since when did the current iPhone 12 flagships become obsolete - is unclear.

According to rumors, the new iPhone 13 lineup will be unveiled in exactly one week - September 14. Apple is expected to announce the exact date of the event and will start sending out invitations in the coming days. The presentation should also unveil the Apple Watch Series 7 smartwatch. However, due to production issues  they may go on sale in limited quantities.

Source: Macrumors