What is “Magsafe”?
“MagSafe” is a proprietary technology developed by Apple Inc. that allows for a magnetic connection between an Apple device and a charging cable. Originally introduced in 2006 as a charging connector for Apple’s MacBook Pro, the technology was later extended to other Apple devices, such as the iPhone and the iPad.
The technology is designed to provide a secure, yet detachable connection between the device and the charging cable. The magnetic connection is strong enough to keep the cable securely attached to the device, but it will detach easily if the cable is pulled, which helps prevent damage to the device or the cable. The magnetic connection also helps align the charging cable with the device, making it easier to connect and ensuring that the charging process begins quickly.
In 2020, Apple reintroduced MagSafe as a new wireless charging technology for the iPhone 12 series. The new MagSafe technology uses an array of magnets to align and attach the iPhone to a compatible wireless charger, providing faster charging and a more stable connection. In addition to charging, MagSafe can also be used to attach accessories to the iPhone, such as cases or wallets, which snap into place using the magnetic connection.
How to get “Magsafe”?
To get MagSafe, you will need an Apple device that supports the technology. As of 2023, MagSafe is available on the following Apple devices:
iPhone 12 series and newer
Apple Watch Series 7 and newer
MacBook Pro with Thunderbolt 3 and newer
MacBook Air with M1 and newer
If you have an Apple device that supports MagSafe, you can purchase MagSafe accessories separately from Apple or other retailers. Some common MagSafe accessories include MagSafe charging cables, MagSafe wireless chargers, and MagSafe cases for the iPhone.
How to get “Magsafe” certificate for OEM products?
To get the “Made for MagSafe” certification for OEM (original equipment manufacturer) products, you will need to follow the certification process established by Apple. The process involves several steps, which may include:
Enroll in the MFi (Made for iPhone/iPad/iPod) Program: The MFi program is a licensing program offered by Apple that allows third-party manufacturers to develop and distribute accessories that are specifically designed for Apple devices. To participate in the MFi program, you will need to enroll in the program and sign the MFi license agreement.
Develop your product: Once you are enrolled in the MFi program, you can start developing your MagSafe product. Apple provides a set of design guidelines and specifications that you will need to follow to ensure your product is compatible with MagSafe and meets Apple’s quality and performance standards.
Submit your product for testing: After you have developed your product, you will need to submit it to an Apple-accredited testing lab for testing. The lab will test your product for compliance with Apple’s MagSafe design guidelines and specifications, as well as safety, quality, and performance standards.
Obtain “Made for MagSafe” certification: If your product passes the testing process, you will receive the “Made for MagSafe” certification from Apple. This certification allows you to use the “Made for MagSafe” logo on your product packaging and marketing materials, indicating to customers that your product is fully compatible with MagSafe and meets Apple’s standards.
It’s important to note that the certification process can be complex and time-consuming, and that there are fees associated with participating in the MFi program and submitting products for testing. If you are interested in obtaining the “Made for MagSafe” certification for your OEM products, it’s recommended to consult with an MFi authorized manufacturer or an Apple representative to learn more about the process and requirements.
MagSafe wireless charger applications
MagSafe is a wireless charging technology developed by Apple that uses an array of magnets to align and attach the iPhone to a compatible wireless charger, providing faster charging and a more stable connection. Here are some common applications of MagSafe wireless chargers:
Charging iPhone: The most common use of MagSafe wireless chargers is to charge the iPhone 12 series and newer. MagSafe wireless chargers provide faster charging speeds than traditional wireless chargers, and the magnetic connection ensures that the charging process begins quickly and remains stable.
Charging AirPods: MagSafe wireless chargers can also be used to charge AirPods Pro and AirPods with Wireless Charging Case. By placing the AirPods case on a MagSafe wireless charger, you can quickly and easily charge your AirPods.
Magnetic attachment: MagSafe wireless chargers use a magnetic connection to attach the iPhone to the charger. This magnetic attachment can also be used to attach other MagSafe accessories, such as MagSafe cases and wallets, which snap into place using the magnetic connection.
Compatibility with accessories: MagSafe wireless chargers are compatible with a wide range of accessories, including cases, car mounts, and charging docks. By using MagSafe accessories, you can take advantage of the magnetic connection and enjoy faster and more stable charging.
Multiple devices: Some MagSafe wireless chargers are designed to charge multiple devices at once, such as an iPhone and an Apple Watch. These chargers can be convenient for people who use multiple Apple devices and want to charge them at the same time.
Overall, MagSafe wireless chargers offer a faster, more stable, and more convenient way to charge your Apple devices.