The US FCC documents from Apple reveal some important information about the iPhone 12 series. This suggests that the iPhone 12 series might include the hardware required for reverse wireless charging. Reversible wireless charging was first rumored to have been coming with the iPhone 11 last summer.
This function was not disclosed by Apple when the iPhone 12 Series was launched on October 14. It is currently deactivated on the iPhone 12 Series. Apple could activate this feature in the future with a software update. However, it is possible that the hardware remains disabled indefinitely.
The latest evidence is from an FCC filing that VentureBeat discovered. It states that 2020 iPhones will include reverse wireless charging technology, which will allow at least one future Apple accessory to use it. This could be the new AirPods Pro.
According to the FCC filing, the iPhone series supports WPT charging at 360 kHz. This feature may be used to charge accessories as well as a desktop WPT charger. Apple has not yet released compatible accessories that make use of this feature. The only accessory that can currently be charged by an iPhone 12 is a future Apple accessory.
Apple’s latest FCC filings on the iPhone 12 claim that Apple has discontinued MagSafe fast charging for iPhone 12 models. This can be used with third-party adapters or the larger capacity MacBook adapter.
Apple’s 20W USB Type C converter seems to be the only way for the iPhone 12 series to receive its maximum 15W fast charging. Apple is also expected to release AirTags and AirPods Studio, new over-ear headphones.
The headphones include magnetic ear cups and a reverse function that recognizes which ear is left or right for channeled sound. India will release the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro on October 30. Pre-orders of the iPhone 12 mini & iPhone 12 Pro Max are now open. They will be available starting November 6.