The iPhone 11 trio is now official, but a special feature that was often talked about in the leak is missing from the final product. That missing feature is support for reverse wireless charging, which would have allowed iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max users to wirelessly charge compatible devices such as the Apple Watch and AirPods only on phones. But according to a new report, the iPhone 11 trio has the necessary hardware to support reverse wireless charging, but Apple has decided to keep it in a disabled state.
Tipster Sunny Dixon noted in a tweet citing reliable sources that the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro duo have the necessary hardware to facilitate reverse wireless charging, but this has been disabled. “Reliable sources say that the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro include hardware for bilateral charging, but this software is inefficient,” Dickson wrote. However, it is not known whether the decision to disable wireless charging was implemented before or after the last one. Production run started.
The advent of reverse wireless charging was withdrawn in April by eminent analyst Ming-Chi Kuo and was also supported by a Bloomberg report. However, Koo later retracted his stand, claiming that the iPhone 11 series would not offer reverse wireless charging after all.
He then stated that reverse wireless charging was nixed on the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max because “charging efficiency may not meet Apple’s requirements”. While this cannot be said with certainty, Apple may choose to enable this feature in the near future. But the prospects for that physicality are slim, as Ku added that eventually Apple decided to hold off advanced development for reverse wireless charging, indicating that the feature could be ready for prime time when Apple unveils its 2020 iPhone Reveal lineup.