MagSafe Charger ahead of iPhone 13 event revealed by Apple FCC filings

We’re only a week away from Apple’s rumored September special event at which the company is expected to introduce the so-called “iPhone 13.” Now a new FCC filing from Apple has revealed a revised version of the MagSafe Charger, which may indicate an update to the company’s MagSafe lineup of accessories coming along with the new iPhone.

Dave Zatz noted that the MagSafe charger added to the FCC’s database Monday is model A2548. The current MagSafe charger introduced with iPhone 12 has been identified as A2140. Apple submitted the test unit to the FCC less than one month ago on August 13, 2021.

MagSafe Charger ahead of iPhone 13 event revealed by Apple FCC filings

According to the filings, there are no differences in this MagSafe Charger version. Apple occasionally updates accessories with new part numbers in response to small changes, sometimes not even obvious. There are some interesting details in this document.

FCC tested the MagSafe Charger with eight iPhone models. Here’s where it gets interesting. The document refers to iPhone models A2341-A2172, A2176 and A2342, which are all iPhone 12 models. The charger was also tested using four unidentified “New Phone,” units that could be the four new iPhone 13 models.

Back in July, a rumor suggested that iPhone 13 will feature a stronger array of magnets for MagSafe technology. This could indicate that there will be an updated MagSafe accessory that takes advantage of the iPhone 13’s new magnets.

Apple is expected to confirm its September special event on Tuesday. The keynote will be next week, September 14. 9to5Mac will provide full coverage of all the announcements made by Apple during the event.

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