Technology The iPhone 12 could support reverse charging in the future, FCC filing hints

14:10  28 october  2020
14:10  28 october  2020 Source:   engadget.com

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iPhone 12 models could have an inactive wireless charging feature for accessories, according to an FCC filing discovered by VentureBeat's Jeremy In the filing , Apple said that 2020 iPhones support a wireless charging function that will seemingly be enabled for at least one future Apple

A Federal Communications Commission filing hints at a latent iPhone 12 feature that could one day allow the handset to wirelessly charge other accessories. Known as reverse wireless charging or "bilateral" wireless charging , the functionality enables smartphones to use their inductive charging

The iPhone 12 may have an unannounced and currently dormant feature: the ability to charge your accessories wirelessly. In an FCC filing first found by VentureBeat’s Jeremy Horwitz, the tech giant wrote said that “2020 iPhone models also support WPT charging function at 360 kHz to charge accessories [including] an external potential Apple accessory in future.”

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It’s pretty vague, but as Mark Gurman notes in his tweet with a copy of the document, it could mean that the iPhone 12 may have a hidden reverse charging feature. “Perhaps MagSafe on the new AirPods,” he wrote, speculating that the new phones may be able to charge the next generation of Apple’s AirPods through the company’s MagSafe system.

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The FCC filings for the Apple iPhone 12 shows that this year’s devices have support for bilateral wireless charging , reveals Jeremy Horwitz in a tweet. So far, Apple has not officially announced anything related to this and the feature has also been disabled on the iPhone 12 .

An FCC filing reveals that the 2020 iPhones can also be used to charge other accessories. One, which we already knew, is that the iPhone 12 supports wireless charging and itself can be As to why Apple didn’t reveal this detail during the iPhone 12 announcement, the filing already gave us the

According to 9to5Mac, reverse wireless charging was rumored for the iPhone 11, but Apple reportedly removed it from the final version of the device. The company may have decided to push through with it this time, though we won’t know for sure until it officially announces the feature. It won’t come as a huge surprise anyway if the iPhone 12 truly does have the capability. More and more manufacturers have started adding reverse charging to their phones, including Oppo and OnePlus, as a way to attract buyers. Samsung calls its take on the technology Wireless Powershare and debuted it with the Galaxy S10 last year.

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