MagSafe magnets could be thinner in the iPhone 16


iPhone 16 molds [ShopSystem]

MagSafe could use a thinner ring of magnets in the iPhone 16 and iPhone 16 Pro, if alleged case-making molds are to be believed.

MagSafe uses a ring of magnets and an alignment magnet to make sure the charger lines up perfectly to its inner charging coil. While the design hasn’t really changed since its introduction, it may get a tweak in the iPhone 16 lineup.

The change can have a number of impacts on the iPhone 16, such as requiring accessory vendors to modify their designs to fit. The change may also mean Apple is reducing the amount of magnetic material it’s using, or simply adjusting the positioning.

Despite the narrowing, it is almost certain that existing MagSafe accessories will continue to work with the new models. While different in thickness, the positions of the magnets ultimately remain unchanged.

While the existence of the molds give a good idea of what the final iPhone could look like, they are still best-guesses. Case manufacturing molds or dummies are not propagated by Apple itself, and instead crafted from supply chain rumors.

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