The next Apple phone could be used to charge other devices. This is according to tech analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of TF International Securities, who has correctly predicted the upgrades on past phones.
According to Kuo, Apple is reportedly considering adding “bilateral wireless charging” to its next-generation iPhone 11, which would let you charge other devices using the smartphone.
The charging would allow all devices with the Qi capability to be placed on top of the iPhone to receive an extra charge – most useful for owners of Airpods.
To allow for two-way charging, Apple will most likely need to equip the new iPhones with bigger batteries, Kuo said.
The batteries will not only get bigger in size but also in capacity, he added.
Batteries for the follow-up to the iPhone XS Max will increase by 10% to 15%, while batteries for the iPhone XS successor could jump to become 20% to 25% larger, MacRumors said.
Apple wouldn’t be the first gadget maker to introduce two-way wireless charging. Samsung’s new Galaxy S10 and S10+ have a feature called “Wireless Powershare” that operates similarly