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In a surprising revelation, the Twitter account @KosutamiSan has claimed that Apple has prototyped a range of colored versions for its MagSafe Charger for iPhone. This development suggests that the tech giant might be considering expanding its color options beyond the standard silver model. While it remains uncertain if these prototypes will see the light of day, it’s an intriguing possibility that could further enhance the MagSafe ecosystem.
@KosutamiSan, known for collecting rare Apple products, shared information about the prototypes they obtained. These prototypes indicate that Apple had plans to release a “colored version” of the current MagSafe Charger, similar to the MagSafe Charging 3 cables designed for the MacBook Air. Notably, Apple already includes color-matched MagSafe 3 charging cables with the MacBook Air, available in four distinct colors: Space Gray, Silver, Midnight, and Starlight.
According to the collector, the prototyped colored MagSafe Charger for iPhone exhibits a higher level of color saturation compared to the MagSafe power cables. To exemplify this claim, @KosutamiSan shared an image of a Starlight-colored MagSafe puck. Furthermore, it has been suggested that Apple has also prototyped colored versions of an unreleased horizontal stand-based model known as the “Magic Charger.”
It remains uncertain whether these prototyped colored chargers were intended to match unreleased iPhone colors but were never mass-produced. The ultimate goal of Apple in introducing colored versions also remains undisclosed. Nevertheless, the notion of prototyping such variations is undeniably intriguing. With the ever-growing competition in the Qi2 market, set to consolidate later this year, Apple might be considering diversifying its MagSafe charger offerings to stay ahead of its rivals.
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Apple’s involvement in the new version of the Qi open standard, which operates similarly to MagSafe, adds further significance to this development. The forthcoming iPhone 15 models are anticipated to support 15W wireless fast charging, even when using third-party chargers that lack Apple certification. This move eliminates a significant obstacle for third-party wireless chargers, allowing them to compete more effectively with Apple’s MagSafe accessory.