MagSafe connector could return and replace Lightning on iPhone

Apple’s MagSafe connector that it popularized on the MacBook Pro could make a return in the future, with Apple researching the use of a revised version as a replacement to Lightning as it potentially moves to a “portless” iPhone design.

A MagSafe connector attached to a MacBook ProA MagSafe connector attached to a MacBook Pro

The introduction of MagSafe as a way to attach accessories to an iPhone and to improve wireless charging has led some to reminisce about its predecessor. The original connector using the MagSafe branding allowed for the safe charging of a MacBook Pro.

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