Apple’s MagSafe Charger Will Charge The iPhone 12 mini At 12W, Other Models At 15W
Apple’s iPhone 12 mini will go up for pre-order this coming Friday and then go on sale the following Friday so we’re beginning to learn more about it. The smallest iPhone does have one odd quirk compared to the other models, for example – it turns out that the iPhone 12 mini can only be charged at just 12W when used with the new MagSafe Charger.
While the MagSafe Charger can power an iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max at 15W, that doesn’t seem to be the case with the smallest model as noticed by MacRumors. Apple’s newly updated support document outs the detail.
For iPhone 12 mini, the MagSafe Charger delivers up to 12W of peak power delivery.
Why that’s the case isn’t entirely clear right now but it could be related to the smaller body of the device, potentially related to the amount of heat generated. That’s just us speculating, however.
Interestingly it also appears that having EarPods plugged into an iPhone when placed on the MagSafe Charger is also enough to limit its charging capabilities – bringing it all the way down to a standard 7.5W for “regulatory standards” whatever that actually means.
Apple’s iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro are already available to buy while the largest and smallest models won’t be available for a little more than a week. Stocks of the MagSafe Charger are low already, however, so none of this is likely to matter for a little while anyway.