Reverse wireless charging is not a new thing for phones. Huawei first introduced the feature with its Mate 20 Pro. Later the other big brands started to catch up. Samsung introduced the feature with its S10 series, and Google with its Pixel 5 series.
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Now, you might be wondering what is so great about this reverse wireless charging feature. Well, you probably know that AirPods can charge wirelessly.
Apple introduced the feature with the AirPods Pro, and it has made charging a much more hassle-free process for many.
So, with the reverse wireless setting, you can rely on your phone’s battery to charge up your AirPods. And the feature can surely come in handy when you do not have any access to a power source and the charging case runs out of juice.
That said, the good news is that Apple has recently made a patent regarding this reverse wireless charging feature. Spotted by Patently Apple, the patent shows a diagram of back-to-back wireless charging between two iPhones.
The patent also suggests that the power-sharing system will work with Apple AirPods. But that is not all! There are references for Apple Watches and many other wireless accessories.
But the real question is, Apple introduced wireless charging for iPhone in 2017 with the iPhone 8. As for its accessories, wireless charging has been a thing for Apple watches since the series 0.
So, why did apple take so long to jump into the reverse wireless charging party? The only reason that can explain that the Apple ecosystem was not ready for such a feature till now.
And if you are wondering, the thing that made the ecosystem ready for such a feature is MagSafe. The MagSafe charging case started to ship with AirPods Pro and Airpods 3rd Generation.
And this form of wireless charging is much easier to work with than the others, thanks to the magnets around the coil. Nonetheless, the main thing is when is the feature likely to come?
Well, iPhone 14 has just started to hit the shelves. Therefore, there is no chance you will see the feature in iPhone 14, even with updates.
And it is pretty early to confirm whether the feature will be available in the next iPhone. So, that means you might not be able to see the feature in action on the iPhone 15.
However, nothing is set in stone. Apple might work with the patent and make the following year’s iPhone offer you the ability to charge up your AirPods wirelessly.
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