This feature wasn’t highlighted during the iPhone 12 Mark Gurman noted a passage suggesting that Apple will apply it to of its AirPods.earlier this month, when Apple announced the return of its , but Bloomberg’s
“In addition to being able to be charged by a desktop WPT (wireless power transfer) charger (puck), 2020 iPhone models … also support WPT charging function at 360 kHz to charge accessories,” the filing reads. “Currently the only accessory that can be charged by iPhones is an external potential apple accessory in future.”
Diagrams in the filings show an unidentified accessory attached to the back of the iPhone.
Some of Apple’s competitors, like Samsung’sand and the , have reverse wireless charging.
Apple didn’t respond to a request for comment.