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Apple FCC hints at hidden reverse wireless charging feature in iPhone 12

Apple FCC hints at hidden reverse wireless charging feature in iPhone 12

Reverse wireless charging was one of the rumors for the iPhone 11 last year, but Apple removed it from the final version of the devices. Now, it has been revealed that FCC filings for the iPhone 12 may feature a functional reverse wireless charging system on devices this year.

Following the iPhone 11 rumors in 2019, iFixit Disassembled new smartphones As usual then the iPhone 11 Pro was found to have some components that were part of the bilateral wireless charging system, but it was incomplete – so it would not work at all.

Although this suggests that Apple tried to implement this technology in iPhones last year, there are no rumors about bilateral wireless charging in the iPhone 12. However, new FCC files suggest that newer phones may have this technology.

As Jeremy Horwitz originally noted, the FCC documentation for the iPhone 12 models brings some interesting details about wireless recharging these devices. The iPhone 12 will work with regular Qi chargers, with a new “charging function at 360 kHz” that can recharge devices, the FCC said.

This is interesting because Apple has not mentioned anything about this feature on the platform, and it is clearly disabled on iPhone 12 devices – at least not yet. Mark Gurman of Bloomberg then suggested that Apple might have this new reverse charge through MagSafe Rumors Air Pods 3 and Air Pods Pro 2.

Apple may announce new AirPods that work exclusively with the iPhone 12’s new MagSafe system – which explains why they said nothing about reverse wireless charging. Unfortunately, more details about this are currently unknown.

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