Surprise new iPhone could be wireless charging only
Apple is slated to launch a wireless charging only model (either this year or the next) of its flagship iPhone Pro range.
This rumour is backed up by news that every model of this year’s iPhone 12 will come with a magnetic ring array along the back of the device. It is thought that these rings are in place to allow Apple’s wireless chargers to ‘snap’ into place.
Those magnets will be powerful enough to ensure that Apple’s fast-charging technology can get a good grip on the phone, as well as double as a phone stand or a better way to secure cases to the device.
This isn’t the first time that Apple has embraced the use of magnets in its devices. The iPad Pro has many magnets around the back, which allow it to secure itself to Apple’s Magic Keyboard safely and securely.
It is thought that this year’s iPhones will not come with regular chargers. My including this wireless charging technology, it is thought it will be Apple’s way of testing the waters before announcing a wireless only model next year.
This might have grave consequences for third party case developers, however. It is thought that Apple’s proprietary magnetic ring design might not work with a non Apple-approved case on the back of your device.
Only time will tell if this rumour does pan out, but we won’t have to wait too long – Apple is slated to send out invitations to its annual iPhone extravaganza imminently.
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