Apple cites four new iPhones, MagSafe charger in FCC filing – CNET


An update to the MagSafe charger may be coming alongside the next line of iPhones, according to an FCC filing.

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Apple references four possible new phones — perhaps the iPhone 13 line — and a new MagSafe charger in an FCC filing on Monday that’s focused on the magnetic charger. The filing was seen on the FCC’s website a day before Apple announced a Sept. 14 event that is rumored to be where new phones and a new Apple Watch may make their debut.

Spotted previously by 9to5Mac and MacRumors, the filing lists four “New phone” listings alongside four “Legacy” phone listings, with the latter corresponding to the iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max.

While the document doesn’t list any apparent differences between last year’s MagSafe Charger and this new one, it does show the charger being used to charge AirPods as well as the iPhone either directly or within the case. The current MagSafe charger is able to charge any Qi-enabled wireless charging device, but only magnetically attaches to the iPhone 12 line for now.

The four “New phone” listings lead credence to rumors that this year’s iPhone 13 lineup will repeat last year’s, possibly including Mini, Pro and Pro Max models alongside a standard iPhone 13.

MagSafe was a big highlight of the iPhone 12’s reveal last year, which has since grown to include a battery pack, phone cases and other magnetic accessories.

Apple did not immediately return our request for comment.

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