IPhone, iPad screens to charge wireless accessories; New Apple Patent Suggestions


Apple has filed for a new patent that could redefine wireless charging. Rumors suggest that Apple is constantly aiming to create a portless iPhone with only wireless charging support. The latest patent could be the next step in making that dream come true. The patent suggests that iPhone and iPad screens can be used to charge accessories.

IPhone, iPad screens to charge wireless accessories

IPhone Screen Charging Accessories Explained

Apple has filed a patent with the US Patent & Trademark Office, which could be the future of wireless and reverse charging. The new patent suggests that iPhone and iPad screens can be functional on one section of the screen while the other side charges an accessory. It could be anything like AirPods, Apple Watch, or even Apple Pencil.

Some aspects of Apple’s new “Through-Display Wireless Charging” patent are still unclear. For example, it is not clear whether the screen loading area will have display output while in use. This would give more space for users to carry on with their routine tasks while the attachments receive their fuel.

Apple’s new patent would come in handy in the event of unforeseen circumstances. Running out of juice on your Apple Watch or AirPods isn’t something everyone would want. Additionally, it’s not clear whether the new patent opens the door to reverse charging another iPhone or Pad. For example, the technology could help charge an iPhone using an iPad screen.

Apple’s New Patent: The Future of Wireless Charging?

The next generation iPhone 14 series is expected to bring several new features. The latest reports suggest that Apple may remove the physical SIM card slot on the upcoming iPhone 14 series, paving the way for e-SIM cards only. Currently, iPhones support a physical SIM and an e-SIM, which makes it an ideal hybrid model.

In addition, Apple is also working on removing the Lightning cable to charge the iPhone. This would allow all iPhone users to switch to wireless charging, surpassing the need for cables. The new design without SIM or charging ports would give designers more room to work with the latest features like wireless charging.

Currently, it is not known when the new patented design will arrive on the iPhone and iPad models. While Android phones already support reverse charging, Apple could improve the game with its display charging technology.

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Article first published: Sunday, January 2, 2022, 8:20 a.m. [IST]

Dora W. Clawson