Apple's latest iPhone could be compatible with a new 'reverse charger' that would let users charge their AirPods just by placing them on the phone while it charges.
"EverythingApplePro's Max Weinbach reported Sunday that the phone will have a stronger array of magnets in the back to support the bulked-up MagSafe charger, which is wireless.
The rumored charger is also said to be better at keeping the phone from overheating, while allowing for a quicker recharge.
EverythingApplePro's website also postulates the jumbo coil could be used for reverse wireless charging—which essentially uses the energy from the phone to wireless charge another device.
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That would be a first for the iPhone, but it likely wouldn’t be powerful enough to juice up another phone or iPad—more likely a pair of AirPods or an Air Tag.
According to FCC filings, current iPhones already have the ability to reverse wireless charge.
Apple could eventually release a wireless charger that could simultaneously power several devices at once, and from greater distances, but that ‘is likely several years away,’ Bloomberg reported.
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The latest word on the upcoming iPhone 13 is that it will have a larger wireless charger coil, possibly to accommodate reverse wireless charging. The phone will also allegedly have a stronger array of magnets in the back to support MagSafe technology
In 2018, Apple announced plans for AirPower, a wireless charging mat that could charge up to three devices simultaneously, but it canceled those plans a year later.
One rumor being squashed is that the iPhone 13 would have an optional terabyte of storage space: TrendForce says the new release will maintain the same memory capacities as the iPhone 12.
TrendForce also reports the 13 will maintain the same pricing as the 12, too—landing at $699 for a 64GB Pro Mini up to $1,999 for a tricked out Pro Max.
Last week, images of devices purported to be the iPhone 13 were leaked on