Apple has filed for a patent (number US 20230080598 A1) that hints the company could make an accessory case for multiple charger types.
About the patent filing
In the patent filing, Apple notes that the number of types of portable electronic devices that are commercially available has increased tremendously the past few years. Each of these devices can have their own unique way of being charged.
As a result, users traveling with multiple electronic devices may have to carry multiple types of chargers. Apple says that what’s needed are accessory cases that can be charged using two or more types of wireless chargers.
Summary of the patent filing
Here’s Apple’s abstract of the patent filing: “Accessory cases that can be charged using one or more types of wireless chargers. An example can provide an accessory case having a first alignment feature for aligning to a first type of wireless charger. The first alignment feature can include one or more magnetic elements in the accessory case. The one or more magnetic elements can be located in both the base and the lid of the accessory case. Another example can further include a second alignment feature for aligning to a second type of wireless charger. The second alignment feature can include one or more magnetic elements in the accessory case.”