Apple's MagSafe Duo for your iPhone 12 is finally here, but it doesn't include an adapter

MagSafe Duo Charger
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Would you like to be able to charge your iPhone as well as your Apple Watch or AirPods at the same time? The MagSafe Duo is designed to let you do just that, and it's now available to buy.

The MagSafe Duo was unveiled as one of the MagSafe accessories alongside the iPhone 12 series, and you can now buy it direct from Apple.

It isn't cheap for a charger though, as it costs $129 / £129 / AU$199, and that doesn't include the wall adapter, so if you don't already have one you'll need to buy the 20W USB-C adapter alongside it for an extra £19 / £19 / AU$29.

So this isn't a cheap option for charging your gadgets, but unlike most other charging solutions that allow you to charge multiple gadgets, such as wireless pads from Belkin and other third-party manufacturers, it's easily pocketable and portable.

You should note you won't be getting 20W charging through the MagSafe Duo, unlike if you buy a 'standard' MagSafe charger for your iPhone 12, which will give you that high speed.

If you don't want to shell out for a new charging cable for the MagSafe Duo, you can use the existing wall adapter that came with your iPhone 12.

As Apple's website notes, this is designed to give you 11W charging when using with the 20W wall adapter. That likely means your wired charger will give you far better charging speeds, although that doesn't allow you to charge multiple gadgets at once.

MagSafe accessories using magnets installed in the rear of the iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max to attach onto your phone. Use cases include wireless chargers that don't slip off, car mounts and more secure cases.

James Peckham

James is the Editor-in-Chief at Android Police. Previously, he was Senior Phones Editor for TechRadar, and he has covered smartphones and the mobile space for the best part of a decade bringing you news on all the big announcements from top manufacturers making mobile phones and other portable gadgets. James is often testing out and reviewing the latest and greatest mobile phones, smartwatches, tablets, virtual reality headsets, fitness trackers and more. He once fell over.