Next Generation iPhone to Feature Two-Way Wireless Charging, Larger Batteries [Report]

Next Generation iPhone to Feature Two-Way Wireless Charging, Larger Batteries [Report]

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Apple's next generation iPhone will feature two-way wireless charging and larger batteries, according to well known analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

In a research note seen by MacRumors, Kuo says that bilateral charging will let the 2019 iPhones charge another iPhone or any other Qi-based device (ie AirPods).

We expect the new 2H19 iPhone models will support two-way wireless charging. Though the iPhone is not the first high-end smartphone to be equipped with two-way wireless charging, this new function could make it more convenient for users to charge the new AirPods and create a better integrated user experience of the iPhone and AirPods.

Samsung already debuted a similar feature with its new Galaxy S10 called Wireless PowerShare. You can learn more about the feature here.

Compeq is expected to supply battery boards and STMicro is expected to supply the two-way wireless charging controller for the new smartphones. The battery boards may increase in size as will battery pack capacity.

Kuo predicts the battery of the 6.5-inch iPhone could increase by 10-15% while the battery of the 5.8-inch iPhone could grow by 20-25%. The 6.1-inch iPhone XR successor isn't expected to get more than a 0-5% increase in battery capacity.

Apple will likely unveil the new iPhone this fall as usual; however, we are already seeing some early leaks. You can follow iClarified on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, or RSS for updates.


Next Generation iPhone to Feature Two-Way Wireless Charging, Larger Batteries [Report]

curtixman - April 2, 2019 at 2:32pm
Announcing, from the company that failed to bring you AirPower, two way charging. But really this time ;)
crisloore - April 1, 2019 at 8:44pm
Yea... better more battery than just PowerShare function
marcel.ursaciuc - April 1, 2019 at 7:47pm
Uselles function this ...better more batery life for iPhone
Me - April 2, 2019 at 1:18am
Nope, it's going to be extremely useful for me if it charges both AirPods and Apple Watch, I'm going to be willing to upgrade all three just for that!
Me - April 2, 2019 at 1:20am
I'll probably will go for new AirPods and XI anyways, betting that Apple Watch 5 will join them in the Qi party.
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