Reversible wireless charging – the ability to charge other gadgets and charge wirelessly – goes to the iPhone 11 depending on the supply chain sources.
The Japanese blog Mac Otakara says the insiders are convinced that the Wireless PowerShare technology will find its way into at least some of the 2019 iPhone models when they are revealed (probably in September).
In theory, that would mean that you could drop your new AirPods case or your Apple Watch on top of a charged iPhone and have a portion of the transferred power left – useful for those times that you're on the road all day.
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It's a feature we've seen before on the Huawei Mate 20 Pro and the Samsung Galaxy S10, so it makes sense that Apple also wants to follow this example.
Straight from the rumor mill
The technology itself goes back to 2015, but it took a while before it was included in regular consumer smartphones. There have been a few earlier whispers that Apple would integrate the feature into its iPhones this year.
The same report also claims that the iPhone 11 models can be wired faster via a USB-C to Lightning cable – perhaps up to 18W. This is an area where the iPhone still lags behind its Android rivals.
And what else can we see when the unveiling of the iPhone 11 runs around in 2019? Apparently, one or more models include the ability to scan the veins in your face to verify your identity.
If you didn't sell it on the next iPhone, what about a rear camera with three lenses for boosting your mobile photography game? This has been reported by several points of sale and it seems likely that this is currently happening.
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