Although Apple has confirmed that it will launch its next-generation iPhone 13 series and Apple Watch 7 series on September 14 (likely to be available in limited quantities at launch), a recent FCC announcement suggests the Cupertino giant could also release a new MagSafe charger to the event. The company reportedly recently added a new MagSafe charger to the FCC database and aims to release the product along with its upcoming iPhone 13 models.
The report comes with a 9to5Mac, stating that the new MagSafe charger has the model number A2548. This certainly differs from the A2140 number of current MagSafe chargers launched with the iPhone 12 series last year.
The report claims that on August 13, less than a month ago, Apple submitted a new MagSafe charger test unit to the FCC. Since then, the charger has been tested on a variety of iPhone models, including the iPhone 12 and the four “New Phone” units, which are probably iPhone 13 series devices.
According to the report, the FCC tested the MagSafe unit with “legacy phone” models with model numbers A2341, A2176, A2172 and A2342. These are essentially the model numbers of the iPhone 12 units.
Now it’s worth mentioning that the new MagSafe charger doesn’t look much different from existing models. The report also states that Apple sometimes changes the model numbers of its products even when there is a minor change in them.
Therefore, we can safely assume that the new MagSafe charger will not undergo major changes. But it could come with stronger magnets or improved charging efficiency for future iPhone models. We’ll find out more about this when Apple officially unveils the product at the Sept. 14 event. Therefore, be prepared for more information.