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Rumor: 2019 iPhones will offer two-way wireless charging

In a note to clients — as noted by AppleInsider — analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says this year’s iPhone line-up will provide two-way wireless charging.

He thinks the batteries will grow by as much as 25% in the iPhone Xs-sized model, with a similar power increase but lower volumetric increase of up to 15% for the iPhone Xr. The extra volume is provided mostly by a new OLED screen laminate, with fewer needed layers than the existing models, Kuo says. He adds that the Xr replacement isn’t expected to see a large battery size increase, growing by between 0% and 5%.

Chances the rumor is true, according to the Sellers Research Group (that’s me): 80%. It makes sense and could help deflect criticism about Apple’s long-delayed-then-canceled AirPower wireless charger.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.