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Apple devices to share charge, according to patent
Apple made wireless charging a key feature when it launched iPhone 8
and X last year. And according to a recently published patent application from Apple, the next step in its wireless technology could let you charge one device using another.
The patent for ‘inductive charging between electronic devices’ explains that one device could recharge another using its remaining battery power. For instance, an iPad with plenty of remaining power could charge up a depleted iPhone. This would be done over the air and would just require you to place one device on top of another. The images included with the patent show an iPhone being placed at the centre of an iPad. An alignment magnet may be used to help ensure your devices are oriented properly.
And unlike current wireless charging tech, each device could both send and receive
Future MacBooks may be able to wirelessly power up multiple devices, just like with AirPower.