The rumored features of the iPhone 11 last year had the opposite wireless charging, but Apple Play allegedly removed it from the final version of the devices. Now, FCC filings for the iPhone 12 have revealed that this year’s device may have a functional reverse wireless charging system.
Following rumors of an iPhone 11 in 2019, iFixit disassembled the new smartphone as usual and then discovered that the iPhone 11 Pro had some components that were part of a bilateral wireless charging system, but it was incomplete – so it didn’t work at all.
While this suggests that Apple Play actually tried to apply this technology to the iPhone last year, there were no rumors about bilateral wireless charging on the iPhone 12, however, new FCC files suggest that the new phone may have this technology.
As seen for the first time by Jeremy Horwitz, the FCC documentation for iPhone 12 models brings some interesting details about how these devices can be recharged wirelessly. The FCC says the iPhone 12 also works with regular Qi chargers and with the new “360kHz charging function” that can recharge accessories.
This is an interesting fact because Apple did not mention anything about this feature on the Play Stage, and this is clearly disabled on iPhone 12 devices – at least for now. Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman then suggested that the rumored AirPods 3 and AirPods Pro 2 have this new reverse charge by Apple MagSafe.
Apple Pal may, of course, announce new AirPods that work exclusively with the iPhone 12’s new MagSafe system – which explains why they haven’t mentioned anything about reverse wireless charging for now. Unfortunately, more details about this are currently unknown.
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