iPhone 13 rumored to feature larger charging coils, potentially for new bilateral charging feature
Apple’s next iPhone may finally introduce bilateral charging, potentially allowing users to recharge accessories such as AirPods from the back of their iPhone, according to a new rumor from Max Weinbach (via EverythingApplePro), who claims the iPhone 13 may include larger wireless charging coils compared to the current-generation iPhone 12, which may open the door to reverse wireless charging.
The larger charging coils are expected to offer better heat management and higher wattage. EverythingApplePro reported in a video citing Weinbach earlier in the year that the iPhone 13 may also have stronger magnets in the back of the device for an improved MagSafe experience.
Reverse wireless charging has been rumored on the iPhone for some time. Apple is said to have shipped the hardware required for bilateral charging with the iPhone 11 and iPhone 12, but the feature has been disabled through software.
Bloomberg reported last month that Apple is still exploring a wireless charger that would work similarly to AirPower, Apple’s infamous charging pad that was canceled following development issues in 2019, and that as part of its development of the next iPad Pro, the company may also be looking into bringing MagSafe to the iPad.
You can watch EverythingApplePro‘s latest video below.