Apple’s next line of iPhone could have bigger batteries, according to a research note from TF Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. In the note, Kuo says that the successor to the iPhone XS could get a battery boost of 20 to 25 percent, and the 6.5-inch iPhone XS Max is expected to get a battery that is expected to grow by 15 percent. . In the case of the iPhone XR successor, Kuo expects the battery life to stay the same.
The reason Apple could pack bigger batteries for the 2019 iPhone lineup is that they could get bilateral charging support. Simply put, the Cupertino company plans to add a reverse wireless charging feature to next-generation iPhones. This feature allows the user to charge other devices (AirPods or Apple Watch, for example) with wireless charging capabilities by placing them on the back of the iPhone.
Apple wouldn’t be the first company to launch a reverse wireless charging smartphone. Samsung recently launched the Galaxy S10, which has the ability to reverse the charge of other devices when placed on the rear panel of the smartphone. Before that, Huawei introduced a similar feature on the Mate 20 Pro.
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Time and time again, we’ve heard that Apple may offer reverse wireless charging capabilities to the 2019 iPhone lineup. In fact, Kuo claimed in February that Apple’s next iPhone would come with a reverse wireless charging feature. Separately, Japanese blog. Macotakara He also reported that Apple’s new iPhones will offer bilateral charging support.
Other rumors surrounding the 2019 iPhone include a triple camera setup, a slightly smaller notch, an improved processor in the form of the Bionic A13 chipset, iOS 13, and more. Apple usually releases new iPhones in September.