Apple revived its MagSafe brand with the iPhone 12 to launch a wireless charging system and a range of accessories that magnetically clip onto the back of the phone. It is the implementation “a la Cupertino” of the Qi charge with which you can have your exclusive accessories … although perhaps they are not so much.
Moment, a manufacturer of mobile cases, has recently released their cases for the new Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. And although they have not said anything about it on their website, those cases work perfectly with Apple’s MagSafe chargers and accessories.
It is demonstrated by David Imel, Marques Brownlee’s partner, in the tweet that you can see above. Not only can we use Apple’s MagSafe charger, but we can also attach accessories such as the leather wallet in which to store cards. And yes, charging works without a hitch.
Moment mentions a feature on these cases called ‘M-Force’, which may well be what allows for this unofficial MagSafe compatibility. Some even mention accessories like these Mophie magnetic rings, which allow you to use the MagSafe ecosystem of products with any other phone.
We do not know if Apple will receive these types of movements well, but they at least show that MagSafe does not hide too many secrets (it would be necessary to see the power of the load that these cases achieve). The ‘M-Force’ feature is also mentioned in Moment cases for the Samsung Galaxy S21, so it seems that this can be extended to other smartphones beyond Google’s.