Here are all the MagSafe accessories Apple announced for the iPhone 12

This story is part of Apple Event, our full coverage of the latest news from Apple headquarters.

Apple revealed its iPhone 12 lineup on Oct. 13 along with a few extras. One surprising new feature was the MagSafe charging technology. It has double the power throughput of standard Qi wireless charging on iPhones (15 watts versus 7.5 watts), and a magnetic snap to optimize placement on the phone’s back — similar to how the magnetic charger works on the Apple Watch. (Here’s how MagSafe works on the iPhone 12.)

Of course, if you have a magnet that can center a snap-on charger, that same magnet can be used to attach other types of accessories to the iPhone 12, too (shades of the late — and not so great — Moto Mods). Does that mean Apple is skipping a presumed transition of the iPhone from Lightning to USB-C, and opting to jump straight to MagSafe instead? Your guess is as good as ours, but one thing is guaranteed: With Apple licensing MagSafe to third-party manufacturers like Belkin (see below), expect a flood of MagSafe accessories to be heading your way soon. 

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This is the new MagSafe Charger. It will snap onto the back of the iPhone 12 to make sure it is in the right spot to start charging. The MagSafe Charger connects to a power source via a USB-C connection.

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The iPhone 12 clear case lets owners use the MagSafe features without having to take off the case each time. It also uses “clear polycarbonate and flexible materials” so you can get a grip on the phone while showing off its color. Cases come in different sizes for the iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Max.

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For those who want a bit more grip with their cases, the iPhone 12 Silicone Case will fit the bill. it also comes with the same MagSafe usability as the clear case and is available in sizes that fit the iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Max.

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Wallet cases are a great convenience, but they can be a bit bulky. Apple’s iPhone leather wallet takes care of that issue by snapping onto the back of the phone directly.

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Otterbox designed a line of MagSafe compatible cases for the iPhone 12. Called the Figura series, the thin case is made with flexible, soft-touch material and raised edges to protect the phone’s camera and screen. 

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Pitaka is one of the first third-party manufacturers to make a magnetic case for the iPhone 12. The case has a refined carbon fiber texture and is compatible with MagSafe accessories.

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Accessory maker Belkin is working on its own MagSafe attachments including a car dock and a combo iPhone/Apple Watch charger. Apple gave viewers a quick look at the dock during its reveal event, and Belkin has posted a bit more info on its website, including pricing.

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One MagSafe accessory announced

Casting Announced For Surrey’s Online Family Panto This Winter, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

Casting Announced For Surrey's Online Family Panto This Winter, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

Guildford Fringe Theatre Company is pleased to announce the talented line-up of West End performers who have been cast in Surrey’s ONLY family pantomime this winter, Beauty and the Beast, which plays The Borough Hall, Godalming, from 12 – 26 December.

With countless West End credits behind them, the full pantomime cast will include Maria Coyne (Wicked, The Phantom of the Opera, Singin’ in the Rain) as Beauty with Lily de-la-Haye (CATS, The Phantom of the Opera) as Sybil, Paul Kemble (School of Rock, Top Hat, The Sound of Music) as Monsieur Bertrand, Ben Redfern (Mary Poppins, Billy Elliot, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) as Potty Pascal and Jordan Wheatstone (The Little Princess, Disney’s Broadway Hits) as the Beast. As previously announced, Philip Day (Oliver!, The Mousetrap) will return as Godalming’s pantomime dame, playing Dame Dominique Derrière.

Directed by Jo Kirkland, choreographed by Charlotte Bateup and produced by Nick Wyschna and Charlotte Bateup for Guildford Fringe, this professional production will feature spectacular song and dance routines, colourful costumes and lots of fun for the whole family.

The venue will operate at a greatly reduced capacity to allow for social distancing. Face coverings will be mandatory. Group bookings will allow a maximum of 6 people to sit together. The show’s duration will be approx. 1 hour 15 minutes with no interval. For full details of health and safety measures, visit www.GodalmingPanto.com.

Producer Nick Wyschna said: “To say I am thrilled with the cast for Beauty and the Beast would be a huge understatement! Not only are we putting on Surrey’s only family pantomime, we also have a phenomenal cast, direct from London’s West End to perform it. I am very pleased to say that the show is selling incredibly well already. I am getting the feeling that people are pleased for something ‘normal’ to look forward to this Christmas and I am over the moon to be able to offer that. Although normal isn’t the word I would use to describe our show, it is going to be exceptional! I really hope you can join us for some Christmas magic this December.”

The magical “tale as old as time” of Beauty and the Beast tells the story of an arrogant Prince who is turned into a beast as punishment for his vanity. He has only one chance to lift the curse: to find true love before the final petal falls…

To book for Beauty and the Beast, visit www.GodalmingPanto.com or telephone the Box Office on 01483 361101. There is disabled access throughout the venue. The final few tickets are still available for the relaxed performance on Sunday 13 December at 4pm. This show will be specifically adapted for those on the autism spectrum, individuals with sensory and communication disorders, those with learning disabilities and anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed environment. Tickets for this performance have been reduced to £15 and can purchased by calling the Box Office only.

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Here are all the new MagSafe accessories Apple announced for the iPhone 12

This story is part of Apple Event, our full coverage of the latest news from Apple headquarters.

Apple revealed its iPhone 12 lineup during Tuesday’s event along with a few extras. One surprise addition was a new MagSafe charging technology. It’s got double the power throughput of standard Qi wireless charging on iPhones (15 watts versus 7.5 watts), and a magnetic snap to optimize placement on the phone’s back — similar to how the magnetic charger works on the Apple Watch

Of course, if you have a magnet that can center a snap-on charger, that same magnet can be used to attach other types of accessories to the iPhone 12, too (shades of the late — and not so great — Moto Mods). Does that means Apple is skipping a presumed transition of the iPhone from Lightning to USB-C, and opting to jump straight to MagSafe instead? Your guess is as good as ours, but one one thing is guaranteed: With Apple licensing MagSafe to third-party manufacturers like Belkin (see below), expect a flood of more MagSafe accessories to be heading your way soon. 

Apple

This is the new MagSafe Charger. It will snap onto the back of the iPhone 12 to make sure it is in the right spot to start charging. The MagSafe Charger connects to a power source via a USB-C connection.

Apple

The iPhone 12 clear case lets owners use the MagSafe features without having to take off the case each time. It also uses “clear polycarbonate and flexible materials” so you can get a grip on the phone while showing off its color. Cases come in different sizes for the iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Max.

Apple

For those who want a bit more grip with their cases, the iPhone 12 Silicone Case will fit the bill. it also comes with the same MagSafe usability as the clear case and is available in sizes that fit the iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Max.

Apple

Wallet cases are a great convenience, but they can be a bit bulky. Apple’s iPhone leather wallet takes care of that issue by snapping onto the back of phone directly.

Amazon

Pitaka is one of the first third-party manufacturers to make a magnetic case for the iPhone 12. The case has a refined carbon fiber texture and is compatible with MagSafe accessories.

Apple

One MagSafe accessory announced during the Apple Event was the MagSafe Duo. The pad features two chargers, one for the iPhone 12 and the other for an Apple Watch. Apple didn’t provide a release date or price for the charging pad, which may be considered to the spiritual successor to the infamously canceled AirPower charging mat. (Its only appearance on Apple’s site that we can find is this press release, saying that it’ll be arriving at a “later date.”)

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Accessory maker Belkin is working on its own MagSafe attachments including a car dock and