The introduction of MagSafe has made wireless charging a snap on the iPhone lineup. Hence, a slew of MagSafe chargers in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and form factors are rocking the market today. In this sea of options, a product has appeared online that is believed to be an Apple MagSafe charger that was never produced. Images of this rarity, shared on the internet, look a bit like the iPhone’s Lightning Dock, so why was it boxed?
The first images shared by Apple collector LeBleuMister on Twitter have been doing the rounds on the internet in recent days. Said Twitter account is now suspended (without guessing that these images made a content violation), but since then, a some other collectors in Asia have successfully implemented Design Validation Test (DVT) versions of the loader in question.
When plugged into a Mac, the device is believed to have been identified as Apple Magic Charger. If there was any magic in the metal puck, it would definitely have been made from the company’s production lines instead of being scrapped altogether. So what is this mysterious Apple product really about?
Looking a bit like the iPhone Lightning Dock, the Apple Magic Charger is based on a metal stand, which features a metal washer embedded in its square edge. The device is probably made of anodized aluminum while the round charging area inside is rubberized. Interestingly, the aluminum stand allows the charger to be pushed upright to charge the connected iPhone.
Apparently, and as the images available suggest, the Magic Charger was designed to hold the connected iPhone upright and horizontal; perhaps this usage limitation could have been a reason why the magic was never done outside of Apple’s production lines!