Future iPhones Might Charge Accessories Through Their Screens

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Future iPhones Might Charge Accessories Through Their Screens

Reverse wireless charging isn’t a brand-new concept. It allows you to charge accessories by just placing them on the back of your phone, although Apple may change that in the future.

Apple is working on a new technology that would allow iPhones and iPads to charge accessories through their screens, according to a newly discovered Apple patent. The patent was discovered on the US Patent & Trademark Office portal, and it goes into great detail on the novel reverse wireless charging mechanism.

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This functionality will be powered by a double-sided wireless charging component that can charge from both the front and back, according to the patent. A metallic shield will surround this charging component on all sides.

Even while an item is being charged through the screen, one portion of the screen will remain functional, making this a better application than ordinary reverse wireless charging. It’s unclear whether the screen’s charging area will have any display output while it’s charging.

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It will be used to charge AirPods, Apple Watches, Apple Pencils, and other Apple products. It’s unclear whether third-party accessories will be supported as well.

Take this information with a grain of salt, as this is simply a patent that may never see the light of day.

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