Apple’s US FCC documents reveals something big for the iPhone 12 series. It suggests that the iPhone 12 lineup might feature the required hardware for reversible wireless charging, which was initially rumored to be arriving with the iPhone 11 last year.
Apple never revealed this function when the iPhone 12 series was released on October 14, and it is now deactivated on the iPhone 12 series. Apple may activate the capability in the future via a software update, but it’s also possible that the hardware will remain disabled indefinitely.
The most recent evidence comes from an FCC file unearthed by VentureBeat, which says that the 2020 iPhones include a hidden technology called reverse wireless charging, which will be enabled for at least one future Apple accessory, rumored to be the new AirPods Pro.
Based on the FCC filing, the iPhone series supports a WPT charging feature at 360 kHz that may charge accessories in addition to being able to be charged by a desktop WPT charger. However, Apple has yet to release any compatible accessories that can make use of this capability, with the only attachment that can presently be charged by the iPhone 12 is a future Apple accessory.
Besides there’s another claim based on Apple’s latest FCC filings for the iPhone 12 that states Apple has stopped MagSafe fast charging on the iPhone 12 models, which can be used with third-party adapters or even the larger capacity MacBook adapter.
Apple’s proprietary 20W USB Type-C converter appears to be the only way to access the iPhone 12 series’ maximum 15W fast charging. Apart from the anticipated AirPods and AirTags, Apple is also rumored to be working on AirPods Studio, a new set of over-ear headphones.
Magnetic ear cups and a reversible function that automatically recognizes the left/right ear for channeled sound are said to be included in the headphones. On October 30, the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro will be released in India. Pre-orders for the iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max will begin on November 6 and will be easily accessible from November 13.