A new report from Ming-Chi-Kuo claims that Apple would be increasing its battery sizes for the upcoming iPhones to improve bilateral charging. Here’s everything you need to know about the report.
Ming-Chi Kuo says that the 5.8-inch, 6.1-inch, and 6.5-inch iPhones will all add support for bilateral charging this year. Bilateral wireless charging means that users will be able to place wireless charging-enabled devices on the back of their iPhone. The iPhone will then be able to share power to that device via wireless charging. Users will be able to charge their Watch, AirPods and also charge another iPhone via bilateral wireless charging.
In order to support two-way wireless charging, Kuo says that iPhone battery sizes will increase across the board. The analyst predicts that the 5.8-inch iPhone battery will increase by between 20 and 25 percent and the 6.5-inch by between 10 and 15 percent. The 6.1-inch iPhone XR battery will increase very little, with Kuo predicting a 0-5 percent bump.
The iPhone XS features a 2,658mAh battery, while the iPhone XS Max packs a 3,175mAh battery. The iPhone XR battery comes in at 2,942mAh. Increasing battery sizes across the board means users will be able to take advantage of bilateral wireless charging without having too big of an impact on their iPhone’s battery life.
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