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2019 iPhones may come with 18W charging as standard and reverse wireless charging

iPhones may act as charging pads in 2019. Source: MacOtakara
iPhones may act as charging pads in 2019. Source: MacOtakara
Apple has developed a habit of disappointing its fans by including power bricks that charge at only 5W with its iPhones. However, a new leak has predicted that the company will put an end to this in 2019. It also projects that the next generation of Apple mobile devices will be capable of reverse wireless charging.

Apple has shipped its iPhones with 5W wall chargers for the last few generations. However, the same mobile devices could also charge at higher wattages, which cuts the time spent plugged in by a certain margin. Unfortunately, the OEM sells the power bricks that deliver this possibility separately. According to a new report by the tipster blog MacOtakara, this questionable business practice will no longer apply this year.

The blog alleges that the Cupertino giant has a new kind of smartphone data/power port called the C94. This new connector is compatible with a cable that supports USB Power Delivery (USB-PD). This technology boosts charging to 18W, and will come with the next generation of iPhones as standard. Then again, MacOtakara maintains that the C94 will still be of the Lightning variety, and not USB type C (as on the iPad Pro 2018) as some Apple fans may have hoped.

This is not the only power-related development Apple will adopt this year, apparently. The MacOtakara post also quotes a new report made by the eminent analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. In it, Kuo projects that iPhones will catch up to the Huawei Mate 20 and Samsung Galaxy S10 lines in that they will have their own versionso fo reverse wireless charging this year.

 

 

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Deirdre O Donnell, 2019-03-24 (Update: 2019-03-24)