According to a report by Bloomberg, Apple seems to be working on a portable battery pack that utilizes MagSafe technology for wireless charging.
With the launch of the iPhone 12, Apple launched an array of accessories that works on the Magsafe system to attach itself readily to the phone with the help of magnets. This battery pack is believed to work in the same manner.
The development has been running for more than a year but software issues seem to stall the progress. There are reports of overheating from the pack even when there isn’t any.
In 2017, Apple announced the AirPower mat which aimed at wirelessly charging iPhones, Apple Watches, and AirPods all at the same time, but it could never launch due to the same but this time, real issues with overheating.
The new battery pack is supposed to clip at the back of an iPhone and provide wireless charging. This will prove very useful for people who are always on the go and will be much more convenient without the tangling wires of a power bank.
There was a reference of battery accessories in the beta version of iOS 14.5 earlier in the month which was later deleted.
However, Apple is yet to make an official statement on this and it may not even see the daylight owing to the constant engineering issues and just like AirPower, can gradually slide out of the scene.