A new video has surfaced online that shows a prototype wireless charger Apple might be working on. What’s interesting is that this charger may have been made specifically for the iPhone 12 series.
Apple has already announced its new chipset, the A14 Bionic. It will probably power the iPhone 12 series as well.
According to rumors, Apple may have canceled the ‘AirPower’ charging mat on its upcoming lineup. A different wireless charger might be in the works.
New iPhone 12 video leak
A new Apple iPhone video has been surfacing online. As reported by Tom’s Guide, the leaked video shows a prototype wireless charger Apple might be working on.
The most exciting part here is the possibility that the charger in the leaked video may have been made specifically for the iPhone 12 series. Meaning, it will be out together with the upcoming flagship that is expected to launch next month.
You might be thinking that this looks like plenty of other wireless chargers on the market, and you’d be right. However, there is a trick up its sleeve that should make it an excellent accompaniment to the upcoming iPhone 12.
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The Magnetic charger
A new video has surfaced online that was accessed by 9to5Mac, which shows a prototype wireless charger, Apple. Yes, it is wireless, and it is magnetic, too!
It is very unique and doesn’t look like the standard wireless charger. Not only is it disc-like in shape, but it is also a perfect match for the iPhone 12. The device has previously been rumored to have featured a circular magnetic ring coil for wireless charging.
This means that the iPhone 12 won’t face issues with having the phone exactly in line with the charging coils and will instead snap in place for wireless charging. No other phone that has wireless charging has this magnetic coil for wireless charging. A unique feature, indeed.
Apple has included wireless charging on iPhones since 2017. However, the tech giant is yet to make a first-party wireless charging accessory for iPhones. The leaked video may not look like much, but imagine the disc fitting into a larger charging mat for the iPhone. Currently, it does look like it is some prototype and may only be a development unit for a third-party accessory manufacturer.
Image used courtesy of Tom’s Guide