Apple is working on a patent to carry out a new solution that will facilitate charging between branded devices. The name of the application is “Inductive charging between electronic devices”, which gives a clear idea of what it will offer.
The website patentlyapple identified the patent, which describes the process by which we will be able to charge devices with each other. Additional information describes how any MacBook would include induction chargers in the palm rest area.
It seems that by putting inductive charging coils into devices, it should be possible to charge an Apple Watch, iPhone, or AirPods just by placing them on top of a MacBook or iPad.
The reverse will also be possible in that you should be able to place all the devices, one on top of the other, and charge them all at once via a connected power adapter (iPad, iPhone and Apple Watch).
An interesting detail of the patent is that if you choose to put your iPhone on top of an iPad, the design changes so that the content of the screen is not hidden by the mobile. We already saw an FCC filing that suggested the iPhone 12 might be capable of reverse charging.
Support for wireless charging is already available on products like the Apple Watch and iPhone, so it stands to reason that in the long run it will be offered for all Apple devices. However, it is something that will take some time until the patent becomes a reality.
This year, with the arrival of the Dual MagSafe Wireless Chargersolves one of the problems most demanded by users of apple productswho have always wanted to be able to simultaneously charge two devices of the brand.
Check out this special on best wireless chargers for iphone.
This article was published by Mikael Markander in MacWorld Sweden.