In 2017, Apple introduced wireless charging to its smartphones that were launched that year. Now, according to a recently discovered patent, it seems that Apple could be interested in reverse wireless charging and it looks like the patent could very well come true soon enough.
According to the discovery, Apple could actually introduce reverse wireless charging to its 2019 iPhones. For those who are unfamiliar with reverse wireless charging, basically it allows a device, like a phone, to charge another device wirelessly.
This isn’t exactly new technology because companies such as Huawei and Samsung have introduced it to their smartphones, so Apple would not be the first to offer it either. It has been suggested that with reverse wireless charging, it would allow the iPhone to charge up devices like the Apple Watch or the AirPods in its wireless charging case.
It is an interesting feature, but several reports have claimed in the past that it charges pretty slow. However, we can imagine that this is more for emergency situations when you just need to charge a device so it stays operational long enough. Also, given that iPhones don’t exactly have the biggest batteries, we’re not sure how practical it might be, but since it’s not confirmed it’s probably best to this with a pinch of salt.