Apple had a rough outing last year with its flagship iPhone XS series but the company is eyeing to make the next-gen iPhone 11 as good as it can. New reports are coming every now and then about the new flagship device and the recent report suggests that the new iPhone 11 will support wireless charging. This implies that Apple users will be able to charge iPhone accessories with AirPods and Apple Watch with the device itself without any cable. The report further claims that the new device will be shipped with an 18W USB charger which is currently bundled with iPad Pro for fast charging. Another report claimed that AirPower now has a new launch timeline and it might be coming as early as sometime in ‘late March’.
While reporting about the iPhone 11 first, Macotakara suggested that next-gen iPhone will have a reverse charging mechanism. We should recall that recently Samsung launched the Samsung Galaxy 10 series with similar feature and according to these reports, Apple will also use the similar PowerShare technology in the iPhone 11. This implies that the back panel of iPhone 11 will now charge AirPods case as well as Apple Watch.
Moreover, the report stated that Lightning connector will be there to stay but apple will be changing the charging cable to USB Type-C to Lightning cable. We can assume that Apple will be bringing 18W USB-C power adapter bundled with the smartphone. The report stated that this will allow the new iPhones to charge quickly.
AirPower Wireless Charging Mat to Release Soon
Another report released from DigiTimes suggested that the long-awaited wireless charging mat AirPower will release in ‘late March’. Given that we are already at the end of March, the launch can be expected anytime soon and we are hinting- in today’s event if the report has any legitimacy. For those who don’t know, AirPower is a charging mat that will charge everything that supports wireless charging in the Apple product lineup such as iPhones, AirPods, Apple Watch, etc.
Notably, Apple has scheduled an event for today, and while we are expecting the launch of a video streaming service from the iPhone maker, we can expect AirPower wireless charging mat launch alongside. A couple of days ago, AirPower was spotted with fresh images on the Australian website of the company which puts more weight to the claim.