Hardware for missing Apple iPhone feature rumored to be disabled inside the handsets

Throughout much of this year, we kept hearing that the 2019 Apple iPhones would have reverse wireless charging (aka bilateral wireless charging). This feature first debuted on 2018's Huawei Mate 20 Pro and Samsung named it Wireless PowerShare for the Samsung Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note 10 series. Reverse wireless charging allows the user to flip his phone face down and use the back panel as though it were a wireless charging pad. For example, iPhone users would have been able to power up the AirPods wireless charging case, an Apple Watch, or compatible phone.

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