What Makes Your iPhone 12 Case MagSafe Compatible? Apple explains
Apple last month launched the iPhone 12 series and special MagSafe accessories that work with magnets to bring a new experience. However, the Cupertino giant doesn’t want to limit itself as the sole source of bringing MagSafe accessories for the latest iPhone family, and is allowing third-party accessory makers to create new cases, housings and other add-ons for the new iPhone. . 12 models. Apple has updated its Accessory Design Guidelines which outlines all the key requirements that accessory companies must have to offer MagSafe compatibility in their products. The guidelines are also helpful in knowing if the case or accessory you are purchasing for your iPhone 12 is compatible with Apple’s MagSafe.
Apple’s accessory design guidelines list certain rules that accessory manufacturers must follow to carry out the new add-on experience MagSafe technology. Cases with the MagSafe mount must have a uniform maximum thickness of 2.1mm. But nevertheless, Apple recommends 2.0mm thick per updated guidelines noticed by a Twitter user.
MagSafe mount cases should also be firmly attached to the device without relying on magnets. Also, there should be no additional magnets on the back of the case, other than magnets that support MagSafe technology.
It’s also important to note that third-party cases should work with the Apple MagSafe Charger and the iPhone leather wallet that Apple introduced along with the iPhone 12 series last month. This is aimed at providing lag-free wireless charging functionality and ensuring that the array of magnets on the case does not interfere with the magnetic stripe cards in the attached wallet.
On the mechanical side, Apple says that all the magnets in the MagSafe box’s magnet array should be placed in the same plane, and that the MagSafe box’s box and magnet array should allow the MagSafe accessories to magnetically self-align within. of a radial maximum of 1.55 mm. MagSafe box magnets should also be Neodymium, Iron Boron (N45SH NdFeB) magnets with a NiCuNi coating or similar finish between seven and 13 microns.The magnets in the magnet array of the MagSafe box must be placed in the same plane Photo credit: Apple
The third-party enclosure attached to the device must also require a magnetic force of between 800gf and 1,100gf to dislodge a MagSafe accessory. Apple has also noticed two different ways that the magnetic ring needs to be embedded in the case in order for it to work with MagSafe accessories.
Following current guidelines is mandatory for accessory manufacturers who label MagSafe compatibility on their accessories. This suggests that Apple wants to grow the ecosystem around MagSafe by bringing trusted third-party cases and accessories to the market, along with its internal silicone case with MagSafe, clear case with MagSafe, iPhone leather wallet with MagSafe, and MagSafe charger.