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The next iPhone could eventually support reverse charging. Despite the advancements launched since the iPhone 12. Apple has been working on this project starting with the iPhone 11 but failed to complete it.

Apple iPhones have been Qi wireless charging compatible since 2017 and the iPhone 8 and X. However, unlike other Android devices, iPhones are still unable to perform reverse charging, at least not for now.

Apple is still working on incorporating this feature into its iPhones, according to 9to5mac sources. The Cupertino company had wanted to incorporate it into the iPhone 14 Pro. When it was official last September, but it would have been too late.

Apple developers are currently developing this two-way wireless charging technology. But just a portion of the work would involve the hardware. Additionally, they would focus on optimizing the software to surely enable better control of heating, electrical flow, improved energy efficiency, and reducing losses that are challenging to avoid in wireless charging.

The development of iPhone reverse wireless charging is still going

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As usual with Apple, a specific interface would be created to enable the user to control, or at the very least be informed of, the charging process of the accessories that would be mounted on the back of the iPhone. Thus, a unique animation and sound would be available.

But a far more complex and necessary software package is beneath the UI. Given that at least some of the technology required for the execution of reverse charging is present in Apple iPhones since the iPhone 12, this section looks all the more crucial. At least, this is what a document that Apple gave to the US FCC states.

However, according to 9to5mac‘s sources, if the requirements put forth by Apple are not reached, this project, which has been in the works at least since the release of the iPhone 11, may be further delayed. The Cupertino company would specifically struggle with the warmth caused by reverse charging and with the slow charging rate.

For the record, the Wireless Power Consortium revealed that Apple’s work will be used in part to develop the second generation of the Qi wireless charging standard during the CES in Las Vegas at the beginning of the year.


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