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iPhone 16's New MagSafe Could Boost Wireless Charging Speed

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Leaks revealed the iPhone 16 lineup will retain most of the iPhone 15's (review) design. Apart from the unchanged exterior, the next-generation iPhone could introduce minor changes in other aspects. One of them could be a realigned and thinner MagSafe charging coil beneath the back panel as spotted via new evidence.

Based in the image shared by French case maker Shop System, the iPhone 16 and iPhone 16 Pro feature a slightly different MagSafe design compared to their predecessors. The change is noticeable in four iPhone 16 molding units revealing thinner magnet rings and vertical channels.

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The iPhone 16 and iPhone 16 Pro could feature a redesigned MagSafe system. / © Shop System FR

It was also depicted in another image of the iPhone 16 Pro compared to the current iPhone 15 Pro (review) which specifically showed how the bottom elliptical magnet has shrunk and now forms a shape closer to a rectangle.

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Apple's iPhone 16 Pro MagSafe coils are depicted to be different from the iPhone 15 Pro. / © Shop System FR

Faster MagSafe charging in the iPhone 16?

It's unclear what benefits the new MagSafe alignment will offer. However, it will most likely enable improve wireless charging speed and efficiency in the iPhone 16 series. As a reference, the iPhone 15 series is rated at 15-watts for MagSafe and Qi2 wireless charging speeds, which hasn't been upgraded since the iPhone 12.

On the one hand, it may suggest that the iPhone manufacturer is revamping the magnets' design to align it with the new dimensions of the upcoming iPhones that are expected to be a wee bit wider.

Apart from MagSafe charging, the four iPhone 16 was also shown in the image to sport the same rear design as the iPhone 15 except for the non-Pro iPhone 16 duo which features redesigned rear camera modules. The iPhone 16 won't be ready until the fall of this year. On this note, we may still see changes in the iPhone 16's development along the way.

Do you think the iPhone 16 will arrive with a faster wireless charging speed this year? What other features would you wish to see in the next-generation iPhone? Let us know in the comments.

Via: MacRumors Source: Shop System

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I still remember how amazed I was when I first got hold of the Nokia 3210 back when I was a kid, and it was during that time I developed my love for technology, particularly for mobile phones. I started sharing my knowledge through writing in different blogs and forums back in Nokia Nseries era. I even make videos before where I put different phones side-by-side. Today, I'm still an avid enthusiast of smartphones, but my interests have evolved into smart devices and electric vehicles.

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