Reverse wireless charging was one of the rumored features of the iPhone 11 last year, but Apple reportedly removed it from the latest version of the devices. Now, the FCC filing for the iPhone 12 has revealed that the devices this year may have a functional reverse wireless charging system.
Following the rumors about the iPhone 11 in 2019, iFixit disassembled the new smartphones as usual, and then discovered that the iPhone 11 Pro had some components that are part of the bilateral wireless charging system, but it was not over – so not at all works.
While this suggests that Apple did indeed try to implement this technology on last year’s iPhone, there have been no rumors of bilateral wireless charging of the iPhone 12. However, new FCC files suggest that the new phones may have this technology.
As Jeremy Horowitz first noted, the FCC documentation for the iPhone 12 models contains some interesting details about how these devices can be charged wirelessly. The FCC says the iPhone 12 works with regular Qi chargers and also with a new “360 kHz charging feature” that can complement accessories.
This is an interesting fact because Apple did not mention anything about this feature on the scene, and this is clearly disabled on iPhone 12 devices – at least for now. Bloomberg’s Mark Gourman then suggested that Apple could keep this new reverse charge via MagSafe for the AirPods 3 and AirPods Pro 2 rumors
Apple, of course, could release new AirPods that work specifically with the iPhone 12’s new MagSafe system – which would explain why they haven’t mentioned anything about reverse wireless charging so far. Unfortunately, more details about this are unknown at this time.
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