The Apple iPhone 13 is again rumored to bring reverse wireless charging to the iPhone, two years after it was said to arrive on the iPhone 11.
In a new video posted on YouTube, EverythingApplePro and Max Weinbach suggest that the new iPhones will come with larger wireless charging coils that could provide better heat dissipation and faster wireless charging. But it’s also possible that the new coils will enable reverse wireless charging on an iPhone for the first time.
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It was first thought that Apple would offer reverse wireless charging in the iPhone 11 days, but that didn’t materialize. Then the same feature was rumored for the iPhone 12, but again, no dice. Now, the same rumor is back for the iPhone 13.
The addition of reverse wireless charging would allow iPhone 13 devices to charge AirPods Pro and other Qi-compatible devices, including other iPhones and even Android devices. It’s a feature Android devices have offered for years, but Apple has been reluctant to add it to its own iPhones for unknown reasons. While reverse wireless charging can be slow and generate excessive heat, it can be very beneficial for charging AirPods and other headphones. However, its usefulness when charging an iPhone could be debated.
Apple is expected to announce the iPhone 13 lineup in September, making it the best iPhone the company has ever built. We’re already waiting for improved screens and cameras, but could reverse wireless charging be on the cards, too? We don’t have much more to wait before we know for sure.