Patently Apple: Apple patents reverse charging technology
Reverse charging will appear in smartphones and other Apple devices. This is reported by Patently Apple.
This conclusion was made by the authors of the material, having studied the corresponding Apple patent. The document describes the use of an induction coil and the direction of electromagnetic radiation. In accordance with the new technology, the device can both receive and give energy.
The document says that the smartphone is able to give energy wirelessly to other devices – Apple Watch and AirPods are mentioned as an example. For reverse charging to work, you need to put your watch or headphones on the back of your iPhone.
According to journalists, Tim Cook’s company has been working on reverse wireless charging since 2013, but Apple devices still do not support this option. At the same time, many competitor smartphones have the function of reverse charging. Experts have suggested that the first Apple smartphone with support for reverse charging may appear in 2023.
In early August, an insider suggested that reverse charging would appear in the iPhone 14. According to experts, older Apple smartphones can also support this feature, but it will most likely have to be activated via iOS.