When Apple recently released its iPhone 12 line-up, one of the features in the limelight was MagSafe. MagSafe makes it easier to wirelessly charge your iPhone, attach cases, and boosts many other features. Let’s take a look at what MagSafe is first, then we can understand why MagSafe is so expensive?
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What is MagSafe? – Let’s Understand The Concept
Apple released the MagSafe technology in 2006 as a charger for MacBook, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro. It was basically a magnetic connection instead of a physical one. So, if the power cord got pulled in any way, it won’t send your MacBook flying off a table or desk; the cord simply breaks cleanly away, without damage to either the cord or the system. This means less the connectors do not get worn down.
But the latest version of MagSafe for the iPhone 12 series is a mounting and charging system. It is a fully wireless charging stand. Apple basically took the iPhone’s wireless charging coil and added new components to create a new type of improved wireless charging with continued support for Qi. It not only increases the charging speed but also aligns with and interacts with various accessories and creates many exciting possibilities.
Why MagSafe is so expensive?
The main reason for the price difference between MagSafe and other such products is quality. The MagSafe adapter is extremely well-made and has high-quality construction and components. Apple puts in a lot of effort in designing, manufacturing, maintaining, and transporting its products which racks up high costs.
Another reason, one of the more obvious ones, for the high price of MagSafe is the hefty margin that Apple makes on all its products. Lastly, it is also important to note that the price of MagSafe has to cover the entire life of the product which means that it must also cover the cost of a warranty replacement in case that is required.
While MagSafe may be expensive, it has features and quality that definitely makes it worth the price. That’s all for today. We hope you liked reading this article and found it informational. If you think we missed out on something, feel free to let us know in the comment section below. On that note, stay-tuned to Fixing Port, your one-stop destination for all tech news and updates.