Per a CNBC article, which quoted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo’s report, Apple (AAPL - Free Report) is likely to introduce batteries with higher capacity and same physical size in the 2019 iPhone models.
Kuo, which expects Apple to release 5.8-inch, 6.1-inch and 6.5-inch iPhone models may have battery capacities of 20%-25%, 0%-5% and 10%-15%, respectively, higher than last year’s models. Additionally, the batteries are likely to support two-way wireless charging, a feature recently released by rivals Samsung (SSNLF - Free Report) and Huawei.
The two-way charging feature allows users to charge their wireless-charging devices like Apple Watch and AirPods by just placing the devices on the back of their iPhone. Kuo believes that the feature will “create a better integrated user experience of the iPhone and AirPods.”
The feature may also appease customers who might be disappointed with Apple’s recent decision to cancel its wireless charging mat, AirPower, which was capable of charging an iPhone, Apple Watch and AirPod at a time
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