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2019 iPhones will support reverse wireless charging: Ming-Chi Kuo

The Mate 20 line kicked the reverse-wireless charging trend off. (Source: GizmoChina)
The Mate 20 line kicked the reverse-wireless charging trend off. (Source: GizmoChina)
Samsung followed Huawei into reverse wireless charging territory in 2019. Now, the respected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo asserts that Apple will do the same. This feature would align nicely with the new capabilities of the AirPods.

Apple has been observed to play catch-up with some trends and tweaks in smartphone design at several junctures over the last few years. The TF Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has alleged that the Cupertino-based company will do so again with a feature pioneered by Huawei last year: reverse wireless charging.

This feature, dubbed "2-way charging" by Kuo, will be integrated into iPhones to be released this year. They may be called the XI line, or something similar. Samsung has also beaten them to this punch, in the form of Wireless PowerShare. Kuo asserts that Apple is adopting the technology this year in order to match the new wireless charging case that is now available for 2018 and 2019 AirPods.

The prediction makes sense, particularly in light of the revelation that Apple has given up on the AirPower wireless charging mat. Accordingly, iPhone fans may hope that the charging coils a new model may need will have better chances of passing the "quality" requirements that the ones in the doomed accessory reportedly failed to live up to.

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Deirdre O Donnell, 2019-04- 2 (Update: 2019-04- 2)