iPhone 12 Vs Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Leaks Reveals Surprise Upgrade To Battle : Leaks for the iPhone 12 just keep on coming as we get closer to its September announcement, with the latest one giving us a glimpse at potential reverse wireless charging in the next Apple phones.
YouTuber EverythingApplePro attained schematics and images that show how Apple will fit a ring of magnets into the chassis of its next iPhone range.
It’s not exactly clear what those magnets are for, but it could hint at upgraded wireless charging for the iPhone 12 Vs Samsung models or the ability to provide reverse charging for accessories such as AirPods Pro or the Apple Watch 5.
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EverythingApplePro noted that the magnets could not only provide a “snap in” wireless charging system but might also be used for mounting purposes. That’s not to say the iPhone 12 will provide modular upgrades fitted through magnetic connections like some Moto phones have done in the past.
But it could pave the way for an official Apple wireless charger that doubles up as a slick stand for the phones, not dissimilar to the Google Pixel Stand.
However, another tech tipster Komiya reckons the magnets are not for reverse charging, though they don’t offer any suggestion as to what the magnets could be used for instead.
Reverse charging would certainly allow the iPhone 12 to compete with the likes of the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra and the Galaxy S20 series, though there’s an argument that such a charging system is a little gimmicky rather than truly useful.
Originally published at Tom’s guide