Here’s a first look at MagSafe, with an unboxing, some magnet paper, metal things, and some previous model iPhones. Looking forward to people’s iPhones 12 arriving so we can see how well the magnet sticks to MagSafe optimized gear.

The word “safe” in the word MagSafe has always meant something specific to me: Tug on a cable with a MagSafe connector and the connector comes off. It doesn’t pull your Mac off the table.

Is this still the purpose of the “safe” in MagSafe? If I accidentally tug the MagSafe cable, will it pop off my iPhone? Or will my iPhone go tumbling to the floor? Or is this new MagSafe about ensuring your phone is charging properly, with the magnet ensuring your iPhone is properly centered on the Qi charging coil?