Weinbach said the 2021 iPhones will have stronger MagSafe magnets and now adds that compared to the current lineup, the new phones will have larger wireless charging coils. The MagSafe wireless charging system allows up to 15W of power to be delivered to a supporting iPhone, far above the levels of non-MagSafe wireless charging. However, Apple could increase that 15W to higher levels in the next generation of iPhone.
The size of the charging coil may also enable the iPhone to recharge other devices in a reverse wireless charging mode. Right now, magSafe can be used to wirelessly charge the iPhone 12 at up to 15W.
The 2019 iPhones were originally supposed to be able to charge AirPods on the back, but the feature was canceled. The feature is bound to arrive at some point, but a trusted source says that won’t happen this year. The same source recently said that Apple’s wireless charging technology will debut on the iPad Pro 2022. The new iPhones are expected to be announced on September 14. They are expected to feature the Apple A15 Bionic chip, a smaller notch, improved battery life, better cameras, and portrait mode video. Pro models will also likely have 120Hz displays and LiDAR sensors.