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Comment: Is Apple neglecting its line of MagSafe accessories?

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One of the things Apple fans have always been able to say about the company is that they pay really close attention to detail. Everything has always felt good in place… “it just works”, the company would say.

Last year when Apple introduced MagSafe accessories for the iPhone 12, I was really excited about the possibilities, but over a year later, it seems Apple is neglecting its MagSafe accessories.

Let’s start with the MagSafe leather wallet. It’s a cool accessory that lets you carry up to three cards in addition to whatever you store in the Apple Wallet app. Even so, one feature that was always lacking was Find My support.

With the announcement of this year’s iPhone 13, Apple unveiled a new wallet integrated into the Find My network, but it never updated the “old” one. Since both have an NFC tag, it doesn’t make sense why one lets you know when you’re left behind and the other doesn’t.

Apple still seems uncertain whether or not it will update the early models or not, but at the moment it’s odd that the same product launched with a year difference doesn’t have this small but important feature.

Another product that makes me question Apple’s emphasis on MagSafe is the MagSafe Duo charger. Don’t get me wrong, it’s super handy to be able to charge your iPhone / AirPod and Apple Watch at the same time, but two things bother me:

  • You cannot quickly load both products;
  • IPhone 13 Pro does not fit properly into the base station.

I don’t know if you remember it, but as Apple prepared to launch the iPhone 13, 9to5Mac reported that the 13 Pro’s camera sensor is so large that it does not fit properly into the MagSafe Duo charger. This doesn’t happen with any other model, and it’s odd that the company hasn’t predicted it – or released a slightly revised version of the accessory, as they say.

Last but not the least is the MagSafe Battery. It’s an overpriced product that I thought was a great successor to the Smart Battery Pack, but it didn’t turn out to be the case. It can’t fully charge your phone to 100%. And if you are an iPhone 12 mini or iPhone 13 mini user, the worst part is how weird it looks as it extends slightly beyond the back of the iPhone.

Apple has made different versions of the same product in the past, so why hasn’t it done the same with the MagSafe battery?

MagSafe accessories: cool to buy or not?

Ultimately, MagSafe accessories are a great idea, but Apple really needs to pay more attention to those not-so-small details. Fortunately, users can get third-party accessories that can do a similar if not better job than Apple’s.

What do you think of your MagSafe accessories? Have you a? Tell us in the comment section below.

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