Images of an unreleased Apple MagSafe charging accessory dubbed the “Apple Magic Charger” have surfaced online in recent weeks.

Rare Apple product collector and Twitter user”The Blue Misterfirst shared images of the unreleased accessory earlier this month. Since then, other collectors in Asia seem to have gotten their hands on Design Validation Test (DVT) versions of the device and are sharing images of it online.

TheBlueMister has started disassembling the accessory to get it working again, showing part of this process on Twitter. Connecting to a Mac reveals the unreleased accessory is called the “Apple Magic Charger”.

The accessory features a rubberized white ‌MagSafe‌ charger in a rounded square of anodized aluminum that can be pushed out to a vertical position. It seemingly has a Space Gray finish and includes a white rubber base to hold it in place on a surface, as well as a built-in braided USB-C charging cable. It also appears to resemble the iPhone Lightning Dock. The Twitter user known as “DuanRui” today shared additional images of the unreleased Apple Magic Charger.

The design of the accessory is similar to the hinged Apple Watch charger on the ‌MagSafe‌ Duo and the now-discontinued Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Dock, and marks the first time a ‌MagSafe‌ charger has been featured in a hinged design on an official Apple store. accessory is shown.

The design seems somewhat limited for the ‌iPhone‌ as it cannot be propped upright in portrait orientation on the charger, proving useful for viewing content in landscape mode only. Of course, the ‌MagSafe‌ puck can still charge an ‌iPhone‌ when it’s flat, as well as AirPods with a ‌MagSafe‌ charging case.

TheBlueMister says that an early version of the Apple Magic Charger’s design was limited to only holding an ‌iPhone‌ in the upright, horizontal position, and these restrictions were apparently one of the main reasons Apple canned the product.

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