Apple iPhone 12 to have wireless charging with magnetic attachment

Yordan, 05 August 2020

The last few generations of iPhones have been supporting wireless charging, but the 2020 iPhone 12 lineup might enhance the experience..

Cupertino is planning to introduce the first phone with magnetic positioning - very strong magnets will move the phone automatically to the optimal position on the charging pad.

This is how the iPhone 12 magnets will be positioned This is how the iPhone 12 magnets will be positioned This is how the iPhone 12 magnets will be positioned
This is how the iPhone 12 magnets will be positioned

According to some leaked molds and coils, the first generation with magnetic positioning will be the iPhone 12 family, expected to arrive next month. The magnetic molds appeared on Weibo, where they were shot alongside other components like the plate for the camera setup and the volume and power buttons.

Apple iPhone 12 to have wireless charging with magnetic positioning

And as an added bonus the new feature will probably require a compatible charger to work. Which suggests that Apple might finally be ready to release an official wireless charger after the fiasco that was the Air Power project.

Source (in Chinese) | Via


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I tried my iPad Pro 12.9 against my fridge and it stuck. But I got scared 😆 It looked like one of those Samsung/ LG Smartfridge.

At present, the mainstream wireless charging schemes on the market are mostly based on the Qi standard of the WPC Wireless Charging Alliance. Although many existing high-power wireless charging protocols are beyond the scope of the Qi standard, they ...

"Cupertino is planning to introduce the first phone with magnetic positioning" God, Apple invented nothing, it was the Palm Pre which introduced magnetic charging AND positioning: https://youtu.be/fpfQSLBezn4

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