Apple’s MagSafe battery pack for iPhone effort hitting roadblocks

Apple didn’t release all the accessories it plans for MagSafe for the iPhone 12 family, as it reportedly has a battery pack planned — if it can work through the engineering issues.

An obvious addition to Apple’s MagSafe accessory line is a first-party battery pack, with the integrations that Apple’s Smart Battery Case provides. Reports from Wednesday suggest that Apple has been working on one, as there are hints of software support in the iOS 14.5 beta.A new report from Bloomberg on Friday morning discusses the peripheral. Apple reportedly has one in the engineering phase, but is hitting some problems, which are said to be mostly in software. It is reportedly only a battery that connects with MagSafe, and is not a complete protective case.

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