The primary actual images of Apple’s MagSafe Battery Pack are right here

Apple’s first official MagSafe Battery Pack is starting to reach on cabinets (alongside a brand new IOS launch), and one iPhone proprietor has now snapped what look like the very first images of the gadget. And sure, it’s a chonk.

Apple’s been going the big-bulge route for years, probably for authorized causes, so it’s not too a lot of a shock — however boy was Apple strategic about which angles it revealed when it first introduced this new accent! Evaluate to Apple’s unique render:

Now, right here’s Steven Russell, the proprietor of the brand new pack, with a barely completely different angle.

Thickness isn’t essentially a foul factor: wi-fi charging is notoriously inefficient, so Apple wanted to place a decent-size battery inside to make it price your whereas, and it’s most likely nonetheless thinner than Anker’s possibility (which admittedly prices lower than half the worth).

Not like Apple’s beforehand Sensible Battery Circumstances, you could be getting extra than simply prolonged life on your cellphone — the snap-on, snap-off MagSafe pack seems to double as a Qi wi-fi charger for different gadgets. Russell says it appears to be charging his AirPods Professional wi-fi charging case, and you possibly can theoretically even use it for an Android cellphone.

I’m shopping for one for my iPhone 12 mini. Right here’s trying ahead to seeing how Apple’s picture (under) interprets into the actual world.

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