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- 2019 iPhone models were rumoured to include reverse wireless charging
- Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman has corroborated Kuo’s claim
- New iPhone models to retain the notch design
The iPhone 11 models won’t include reverse wireless charging and Apple Pencil support, reliable source and reputed Apple-tracking analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has reportedly said in his latest note. The new development comes just at the time when the tech world was eagerly waiting for the iPhone 11 models and Apple is busy preparing the stage for the 2019 iPhone family that will be unveiled at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino on Tuesday. Kuo’s fresh claim is contrary to his earlier note that suggested the presence of reverse wireless charging to let users wirelessly charge their AirPods or Apple Watch using the new iPhone models.
In the new note, courtesy 9to5Mac, Kuo has noted that the reverse wireless charging on the iPhone 11 models might be scrapped because the “charging efficiency may not meet Apple’s requirements.” Companies such as Huawei and Samsung have offered reverse wireless charging support on their flagships.
Kuo, as well as Bloomberg, earlier reported that the 2019 iPhone models would support reverse wireless charging to let users charge their AirPods or Apple Watch by putting them on the back of their newest iPhone models. However, Kuo’s new note suggests that the Cupertino giant might have ultimately decided to keep the advanced development on hold. Mark Gurman of Bloomberg on Twitter also mentioned that he’s heard that Apple has ditched the original plan due to facing some issues in enabling the new feature.