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iPhone 12s may have larger MagSafe coil for reverse wireless charging & Portrait Mode video

Jul 4, 2021

iPhone 12s may have larger MagSafe coil for reverse wireless charging & Portrait Mode video

The rumor: Apple is planning some minor internal upgrades on this year’s iPhone 12s models, according to Max Weinbach (69.1% accurate, via EverythingApplePro).


  • Portrait Mode video, which is technically enabled in iOS 15’s FaceTime app, is said to be expanding to the camera app on iPhone 12s later this year
  • A slightly larger MagSafe charging system may also feature better heat/wattage management, and could enable the long-awaited reverse wireless charging feature
    • This would allow AirPods to be wirelessly charged on the rear of the iPhone itself

Our take: Reverse wireless charging would be a killer feature for me and I hope it’s this year that we finally see it. And with Portrait Mode video technically enabled right now in FaceTime, making it more broadly available in the camera app doesn’t feel like too much of a stretch.