As Bloomberg reports, the Apple iPhone, AirPods, Apple Watch and other devices will not be wirelessly charged via reverse charging in the near future.
This charging technology is not expected to appear in the near future.
No reverse charging?
According to the new report by the US business magazine Bloomberg, Apple is discussing internally whether mobile devices such as the Apple Watch, iPhone and AirPods can charge each other wirelessly. However, the charging process known as reverse charging is not expected to be introduced in the near future.
In 2019, with the introduction of the iPhone 11 lineup, Apple planned such a charging technique to charge AirPods, but those plans were abandoned. At the beginning of the week, Macrumors became aware of possible MagSafe battery accessories in the iOS 14.5 code, which should improve charging efficiency and increase battery life.
Apple untersucht Reverse Charging
The patents described the concept of a MacBook of the future that would be able to charge an Apple Watch or iPhone wirelessly on either side of the trackpad.
The charging function was not officially published, but the technology itself is already built into the iPhone 12. According to FCC documents, all Apple iPhone 12 models can charge Apple accessories on the back via reverse charging.
The iPhone is a wireless charging pad for devices that are compatible with this charging technology, such as the second generation AirPods, AirPods Pro and the Apple Watch Series 3. In theory, the function could be activated via a software update, but this should only happen as soon as the corresponding MagSafe battery accessories are available.
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