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Want the New Small iPhone? There's a Little Catch

It won't charge as quickly over MagSafe as other iPhone 12 models.

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If you've been waiting to purchase the iPhone 12 mini, Apple's new miniature iPhone, there's something you should know: It won't charge as quickly over MagSafe as other iPhone 12 models.

As first reported by MacRumors, Apple recently updated its support page to show that iPhone 12 mini won't be able to take advantage of the 15-watts of power delivery over MagSafe, which the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max can all take advantage of, enabling them to wirelessly fast-charge faster on MagSafe than the max 7.5-watts all iPhones pull from non-MagSafe Qi-based wireless chargers. The iPhone 12 mini instead tops out at a power draw of 12 watts.

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The iPhone 12 mini has a smaller battery than its cohorts, so the difference in speed might not be particularly noticeable in terms of how long it takes a given iPhone to fill up. But we'll have to wait to get our hands on the iPhone 12 mini to find out.

The iPhone 12 mini starts $729. It will be available for preorder on November 6 and will ship on November 13.

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