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Future MacBook may support wireless charging of other Apple devices

By Cookie Monster - on 6 Jan 2021, 12:00am

Future MacBook may support wireless charging of other Apple devices

Apple has been granted two patents for two-way charging on a future MacBook model. <br>Image source: Patently Apple.

Apple may be exploring to introduce two-way charging or reverse charging on future MacBook models. 

The U.S Patent and Trademark Office granted Apple two patents for two-way charging on a MacBook. Patent images show how several inductive charging coils can be placed on the chassis or lid cover of a MacBook to support wireless charging of multiple devices at the same time. There is a catch though; the MacBook has to be charged via a power cord in order for it to wirelessly charge other Apple devices. 

Huawei and Samsung have already introduced two-way charging on their smartphones, which can be used to charge other Qi-certified devices. 

Image source: Patently Apple.

Source: Patently Apple via 9to5Mac