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ReggieZ

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Will my iPhone 12 pro stick to a car mounted magnet while in a case?
 

LV426

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Will my iPhone 12 pro stick to a car mounted magnet while in a case?

Yes.

All I'd then be waiting for is for Apple to manufacture a wireless USB dongle to replace my awful wired CarPlay, which is quite flaky, and connects intermittently. My scenario would be

Car dashboard USB port > (in) CarPlay Wireless Dongle > (out) Magnetic charger
 

dz5b609

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Yes.

All I'd then be waiting for is for Apple to manufacture a wireless USB dongle to replace my awful wired CarPlay, which is quite flaky, and connects intermittently. My scenario would be

Car dashboard USB port > (in) CarPlay Wireless Dongle > (out) Magnetic charger

That example is with a magsafe case on a magsafe car mount, we don't know yet how the magnet will work with a normal case on a normal magnetic car mount.
 

chrisdazzo

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Scosche is supposed to put out some products by Jan 2021, but I'm holding out for ProClip. Will report back when I can re: the magnet mount since I've got one in my car - iPhone 12 Pro due Oct 23.
 

LV426

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That example is with a magsafe case on a magsafe car mount, we don't know yet how the magnet will work with a normal case on a normal magnetic car mount.

As the article speculates, that depends entirely on the thickness of a "normal" case. Of course, in the not too distant future, MagSafe cases will be the new "normal".

"While we can't confirm until we have them in our hands, it appears that you must have a MagSafe capable case to fully use MagSafe accessories such as mounts, chargers, or wallets. Otherwise, the magnets may not be strong enough depending on the thickness of your case."
 
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