New details about the iPhone 11 emerged recently and it’s rumoured that the iPhone 11 will have bidirectional wireless feature. Not only that the device can be charged wirelessly, the iPhone 11 may also use its battery to charge AirPods and Apple Watch. It’s similar to Samsung’s Wireless PowerShare feature, which introduced with the Galaxy S10. Ming-Chi Kuo from TF International Securities first predicted that the next iPhone model will come with such feature, even before we knew that the Galaxy S10 would have Wireless PowerShare. Macotakara hints that the Wireless Charging Case for the AirPods may support the bidirectional charging feature. However, this is only practical if the iPhone 11 has large-capacity battery, so it’s long operational time won’t be sacrificed.
Macotakara further speculates that the iPhone 11 will have a new charging cable and 18W USB-C charger brick, which is used by the current iPad Pro. It means that we can charge the iPhone 11 faster than current models. Existing iPhone models have 5W USB-A charger brick and USB-A cable. However, iPhone users can buy the 18W USB-C brick separately for $50. At any rate, we shouldn’t be surprised if the iPhone 11 will still retain the Lightning Port and not switch to the new USB-C standard, like the current iPad Pro models. The newly introduced iPad Air and iPad Mini also still have the proprietary Lightning Port.
Previously, we heard that the iPhone 11 will have an upgraded screen and thinner bezel. The controversial notch could still be there, but smaller in size. It’s expected that there will be three cameras on the back for improved photography quality and capability. Leaked image shows that the iPhone will have a square camera module with two lends. Another camera lens is located next to a quad-LED flash and microphone. However, without any confirmation from Apple, we can’t be fully sure of anything.