The world of patents is sometimes difficult to understand, the vast majority of devices or technologies that are patented rarely end up reaching users, howeverThis last patent granted to Apple s makes a lot of sense and may come in the not too distant future.
According to Patently Apple, the apple company has patented a “hybrid wireless charging system” that will allow an iPhone to charge other devices wirelessly, something that is rumored to arrive along with the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro and what finally not available, although it seems that the iPhone have the necessary hardware.
We want to see this on the iPhone
This invention that has been revealed today shows a "portable electronic device that includes a hybrid wireless charging system," as Apple has called it. This charging system is configured not only to receive charging from a wireless charging base, but also to transmit the load to another secondary electronic device.
The good thing about this hybrid Apple system is that it will allow While an iPhone is charging on a wireless basis, the iPhone itself may be charging another accessory at the same time. such as AirPods or an Apple Watch. But the iPhone will not be the only device that could benefit from this technology, since it also may be included in the MacBook to charge other devices.
Of course, as Apple describes, “the electronic device can work without being connected to an electrical network to the use with your own locally stored electric power to charge another secondary device. ” This Apple patent application is number 20190363565 and was published today by the US Patent Office, although it was registered in the second quarter of 2019.
This type of technology is very interesting and if the iPhone 11 had it it would have been a very useful function, to the point that when traveling you won't have to carry the Apple Watch charger, you could have charged it using the iPhone. Hopefully it will be something we will see in the future because it is very useful.