The Next Generation of iPhones May Come With Wireless Reverse Charging
Among all the 5G talks and alongside all the efforts to reduce the phone margins as much as possible, a more frenzied trend in the mobile world has emerged in the last year - wireless reverse charge. Huawei Mate 20 Pro has this feature, the new P30 Pro has it, Samsung has also confirmed this trend with the Galaxy S10, and now it seems that Apple is going to walk on the trail of others with the next generation of iPhones.
According to a new report from Apple's famous analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the company will incorporate this technology into next year's iPhone models to be presented in autumn.
We expect the new 2019 iPhone models will support two-way wireless charging. Though the iPhone is not the first high-end smartphone to be equipped with two-way wireless charging, this new function could make it more convenient for users to charge the new AirPods and create a better integrated user experience of the iPhone and AirPods.
With this feature, new iPhone devices will be able to charge wirelessly for other iPhone devices or new AirPods models with the wireless charging cradle as well as any other device that is compatible with the Qi charging mode.
Obviously, this feature will most likely be used to charge the new AirPods, as the process will probably be too slow to charge other phones, not to mention that you probably will not want to empty the iPhone's battery, which is so known on the market for a low energy storage capacity.
Kuo says that Compeq will supply the battery plates, and STMicro will provide a two-way wireless charger to Apple. In order for this to work, the battery capacity for iPhone 2019 is expected to increase. IPhone XS Max's successor could have a 10-15% increase in battery life, while iPhone XS's successor could grow with 20-25%. As for the iPhone XR successor, it should only earn a plus of 0 to 5%.