iPhone and iPads may be able to charge accessories through their screens, according to Apple

iPhone and iPads may be able to charge accessories through their screens, according to Apple

The “Through-Display Wireless Charging” patent may only support accessory charging. So, if Apple incorporates this patent into its iPhones and iPads, they may be able to charge such as earphones, smartwatches, or styluses, for example through their screens, rather than other smart devices.

The US has issued a new Apple patent that might allow iPhones to charge accessories via their screen glass. Wireless charging may be possible on one section of the screen while the other remains useful, according to the patent illustrations. However, it’s unclear whether the screen’s charging area would show anything while the accessories are being charged. In order to charge using the wireless charging screen, the appropriate accessories must also support wireless charging.

Highlights

  • The wireless charging screen may be especially useful when using the Apple Pencil. When a user finishes working with the Apple Pencil, they may simply place the pencil on the screen of their iPhone or iPad to begin charging it. Currently, you can charge your second-generation Apple Pencil wirelessly, but in order to do that, you need to attach it to the right side of your iPad.