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Apple iPhone 12 to feature magnetic coil for better wireless charging

This also hints at the launch of Apple's AirPower wireless charging pad which was first introduced in 2017.

Apple iPhone 12 series.
Apple iPhone 12 series.

Apple’s upcoming iPhone 12 series will come with wireless charging like the previous iPhone models. But for the Apple iPhone 12, Apple could use a magnetic charging coil that will improve the wireless charging experience.

On the iPhone 12 series, Apple is said to use a magnetic circle-shaped strip which will be on the wireless charging coil. This will help position the iPhone correctly on the wireless charging pad. The magnets will move the iPhone automatically on where it fits best for wireless charging. There are sketches of the magnetic coil on iPhones shared on Weibo according to a report by IT Home.

With this new addition of a magnetic coil on the iPhone 12 series, a compatible wireless charger is also expected. There have been rumours and leaks on the return of AirPower this year. Apple scrapped the commercial launch of its first wireless charging pad after unveiling it in 2017. But it appears that Apple has reworked on it with improvements and will most likely launch it with the iPhone 12 series this year.

Apple recently confirmed its new iPhones will be delayed this time. This was reported a couple of times and Apple has finally confirmed it too. It however didn’t say if the iPhone 12 launch event would also be postponed. Apple may go ahead with the launch and only delay the sale of the iPhone 12. The delay will be by a few weeks which means that consumers may get their hands on the iPhone 12 in October or possibly even later.