Apple’s 2019 iPhone could have the ability to give its battery power to other phones, according to a new leak. Users will also be able to charge their Apple Watch and AirPods cases on the new phone, without the need of a cable. The new handsets – perhaps called the iPhone 11 – might be able to turn themselves into wireless chargers, allowing them to give spare battery to other phones or apple devices that can charge that way, according to rumours from respected Apple analyst Ming-chi Kuo. Currently, Huawei Mate 20 Pro and recently-launched Galaxy S10 series of phones have this technology.
The report also says that the iPhone 11 will come bundled with a new 18W USB-C charger that ships with the iPad Pro currently, to enable faster charging than before. Separately, the delayed AirPower now gets a new launch timeline, and a fresh report suggests that it may launch as early as sometime in ‘late March’.An 18W USB-C charger will be able to fast charge the iPhones to 50 percent in just 30 minutes. Apple already bundles the USB-C charger along with a USB-C to lightning cable with its 2018 iPad Pro lineup. Apple added fast charging support to its iPhone lineup with the 2017 iPhone X and iPhone 8. However, it has continued to bundle a 5W charger with them which takes nearly 3 hours to full charge the phones.
This development could also be a hint that the next iPhone may also have considerably bigger batteries than the current generation of iPhones to share juice with an Apple Watch and/or AirPods case. In fact, famous analyst Ming-Chi Kuo had already predicted the inclusion of the feature in this year’s iPhone lineup. The new report reveals a whole host of suggestions about what the new iPhone could look like.According to previous rumors, the iPhone 11 series will debut with an upgraded display. Bezels look set to be ever so slightly smaller and the controversial notch is expected to see a reduction in size. As a result of Face ID, though, it’ll still be much larger than the alternatives found on competing smartphones. Another expectation is the presence of three cameras on the rear. Rumors regarding this feature are a bit less consistent, but there do appear to be two design options at the moment.