09 November 2020
Last year, Apple was rumored to debut reverse wireless charging support with iPhone 11 but as we all know, it did not happen. It is said that while internal testing was certainly done, the functionality was scrapped ahead of the launch. But if you are one of those who already ordered or are planning to get an iPhone 12, you might be in luck.
Mark Gurman of Bloomberg has tweeted an FCC listing excerpt claiming that the iPhone 12 series may support some sort of reverse wireless charging. The excerpt has a phrase talking about MagSafe technology's capability to offer a charging functionality at 360 kHz. Since Apple did not say anything about such a feature during the keynote, it is safe to assume that it is currently in a non-functional phase.
If this FCC filing is any indication, the iPhone 12 may have a hidden reverse charging feature. Perhaps MagSafe on the new AirPods? https://t.co/QhFQtOgoRB https://t.co/OAKzzb5U3B pic.twitter.com/pqAVcjLCyN— Mark Gurman (@markgurman) October 28, 2020
There is a possibility that Apple may make it functional and usable sometime later in the future. It is believed that iPhone 12's reverse wireless charging capability could be used for charging accessories like AirPods Pro. It will certainly be useful as accessories do not need a lot of power to get charged. Moreover, it will be a lot more convenient when your AirPods are out of charge and there is no wall outlet nearby.
If Apple does decide to enable the feature later, it will be interesting to if it will be limited to AirPods Pro or it will be inclusive of other accessories as well. There are already rumors that Apple has new AirPods and AirPods Pro models under development with launch set for early 2021. It seems like we will have to wait at least until next year before we hear anything official about the feature.
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