Apple has issued a warning for the newly launched iPhone 12, urging users to be careful with the MagSafe magnet-based wireless charging and accessory system.
According to new support information released by Apple, the magnets in the system could cause problems with the RFID chips and magnetic strips in the likes of credit cards and security badges. The magnets can also damage leather cases used with the charger by leaving “circular imprints”, Apple pointed out.
The warning has been issued in Apple's new support document spotted by MacRumors. “Don't place credit cards, security badges, passports, or key fobs between your iPhone and MagSafe Charger, because this might damage magnetic strips or RFID chips in those items,” Apple said.
The American multinational further warned that if a user has a case that holds any of these sensitive items, it is advisable to remove them before charging or make sure that they aren’t between the back of the device and the charger.
Besides this, Apple also warned that the magnets can increase heat build up and restrict charging to 80 per cent capacity. MacRumors also reported that one reader flagged a photo of their silicon iPhone 12 case with a visible circular imprint where the MagSafe charger had been placed.
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