Rumor: 2019 iPhones will offer two-way wireless charging

In a note to clients — as noted by AppleInsider — analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says this year’s iPhone line-up will provide two-way wireless charging.

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He thinks the batteries will grow by as much as 25% in the iPhone Xs-sized model, with a similar power increase but lower volumetric increase of up to 15% for the iPhone Xr. The extra volume is provided mostly by a new OLED screen laminate, with fewer needed layers than the existing models, Kuo says. He adds that the Xr replacement isn't expected to see a large battery size increase, growing by between 0% and 5%.

Chances the rumor is true, according to the Sellers Research Group (that’s me): 80%. It makes sense and could help deflect criticism about Apple’s long-delayed-then-canceled AirPower wireless charger.