Apple is continuing to develop an advanced bilateral wireless charging technology for its iPhone lineup that would allow charging other devices, like AirPods and other Qi-based products. The feature was intended to be implemented in the iPhone 14 Pro models but was not finalized in time.
Optimization and Development
Apple is optimizing aspects like charging speed, heat dissipation, and efficiency and is developing a user interface for bilateral wireless charging, similar to MagSafe.
The feature is still in development, and while it was slated to be released in the iPhone 14 Pro models, it may be delayed or scrapped altogether. Apple's competitors, like Samsung, have had reverse wireless charging options for several years.
For now, Apple users can get a taste of reverse wireless charging with the MagSafe Battery Pack, which can charge using passthrough technology when the iPhone is plugged into a Lightning cable. Apple has been researching ways to make the feature more efficient and reliable. In addition, it is focusing on the user experience, such as the ability to quickly and easily identify the device being charged and the charging progress. The company is also working on a unique user interface for the feature, similar to the MagSafe interface.
It is still uncertain when the feature will be available, as it was planned to be released with the iPhone 14 Pro models.