Apple Had Plans For An iPhone 'Magic Charger,' New Photos Show

Apple Had Plans For An iPhone 'Magic Charger,' New Photos Show

Apple Inc.'s AAPL seemingly abandoned "Magic Charger" has reemerged on Twitter. Over the past few days, images of an unreleased MagSafe charging accessory have surfaced online.

What Happened: A Twitter user shared the images of the accessory called "Apple Magic Charger." The images indicate that the iPhone maker had, at some point, considered releasing a metal stand with an integrated MagSafe charger, reported The Verge. 

The product has a thick aluminum base with a circular cutout for the MagSafe puck. It also has a rubberized layer at the bottom to prevent the Magic Charger from moving around, along with an attached USB-C cable.

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From the visuals, it appears that the Magic Charger had an obvious flaw — it could only hold an iPhone in landscape orientation, said the report. It may have been possible that Apple thought the Magic Charger’s landscape-only standing position was impractical, added the report.

Apple recently said that they'll comply with the EU mandate on USB-C ports. However, in a video, tech YouTuber Marques Brownlee said that the Cupertino-based company might not be jumping towards USB Type-C but MagSafe — the no-port technology.  

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