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iPhone 12’s wireless charging rumors: The latest leak thickens the plot

The iPhone 12 is rumored to have wi-fi charging, and probably reverse charging. 


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At a virtual event on Tuesday, Oct. 13, Apple is anticipated to disclose the iPhone 12. We have heard a lot of rumors in regards to the new telephone’s specs, price and potential 5G features, in addition to the brand new telephone’s charging capabilities. We count on that the iPhone 12 will characteristic wi-fi charging, as each iPhone has built-in that for the reason that iPhone 8. However on Friday, leaker Kang posted on Chinese social media site Weibo that Apple may even introduce a magnetic iPhone MagSafe charger, utilizing the identical branding because the magnetic charging cables present in its older MacBook laptops. 

Learn extra: All the iPhone 12 rumors you need to know

The leak reveals a brand new magnetic iPhone case with MagSafe, and two official Apple wi-fi chargers known as MagSafe Charger and MagSafe Duo Charger. One or each of those might have a 15-watt energy output. 

The leaked data additionally reveals that the iPhone 12 may have magnetic positioning, which might transfer the telephones to the appropriate place on the charging pad. 

One other space of hypothesis is whether or not the brand new iPhone can have reverse charging — when a telephone that may be charged wirelessly can even act because the charging station and be used to cost one other gadget wirelessly. Opponents just like the Samsung Galaxy S20, the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra and the OnePlus 8 Pro have wi-fi and reverse wi-fi charging, so it is attainable that Apple would take the leap on this, a minimum of on the iPhone 12 Professional fashions (rumor has it that there will probably be 4 completely different iPhone 12 fashions: the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Professional, iPhone 12 Professional Max and Phone 12 Mini). 

To search out out if any of those rumors are true, you will have to attend till the official announcement on Tuesday — here is how to watch the Apple Event live. For extra, take a look at how to prepare your current phone before upgrading to the iPhone 12, and everything else we might see Apple announce at its virtual event.

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