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    Tuesday, September 10, 2019

    Ming-Chi Kuo: iPhone 11 Won’t Feature Reverse Wireless Charging, Apple Pencil Support

    The Apple iPhone 11 event is less than 12 hours away. And as a part of last minute leaks, there is a bad news for those who are looking forward to buying the iPhone 11. Reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has published a new report on what to expect. And if you were excited with the rumors we had come across so far, you're likely to be disappointed.

    No reverse wireless charging on iPhone 11
    Huawei and Samsung introduced reverse wireless charging feature with their flagship smartphones. It allows users to wirelessly charge other smartphones, Galaxy Buds and Galaxy Watch using the smartphone. The same feature was expected on the iPhone 11, allowing users to charge the new Apple AirPods wirelessly. However, Kuo in his report mentioned that the feature may be scrapped because the "charging efficiency may not meet Apple's requirements."

    Even Bloomberg's Mark Gurman says he heard of Apple facing difficulties in accomplishing the feature. This is the second time Apple failing to achieve wireless charging tech after AirPower mat.

    No Apple Pencil support
    Aside from reverse wireless charging, Kuo's note has mentioned that the iPhone 11 models would not include Apple Pencil support for input. Some previous reports including a note from Citi analysts claimed that one of the key highlights of this year's iPhone family would be support for Apple Pencil, which is so far exclusive to premium iPad models.

    Kuo in his note also reportedly said that the iPhone 11 Pro would include a fast charger in the box. This could have 18W charging support and come with a USB-C connector, as rumoured in the recent past. The iPhone XR successor, which might be called the iPhone 11, on the other hand, will retain the traditional 5W USB-A charger, the analyst added.

    3 new iPhones expected
    Apple is set to release three new iPhone models today. These include the iPhone 11, which will reportedly be the successor. It will come with new chipset, slightly bigger battery and dual rear cameras. Then, there will be 5.8-inch iPhone 11 Pro, which will be a successor to . And finally, a 6.5-inch iPhone 11 Pro Max, a successor to the . Both will reportedly feature three cameras at the back one will be an ultra-wide-angle lens. More details will be revealed at the launch event tonight, so stay tuned for that.

    In terms of appearance, Kuo has predicted that while the notch of the iPhone 11 models would be identical to what we saw on the previous iPhone flagships, there will be "new colours" to attract customers. The new iPhone models are also said to include an ultra-wide band technology to enable an improved indoor mapping functionality.

    The analyst has also projected that iPhone 11 shipments in total would decline by five to 10 percent year-over-year to 65-70 million units in 2019 due to "a lack of innovative selling points." Nevertheless, Apple is likely to bring some price-cut to its existing iPhone models to achieve the shipments mark of 180 million units this year.
    To recall, Apple is hosting the iPhone 11 launch event at 10am PDT (10:30pm IST) on Tuesday. You can stay tuned to Gadgets 360 to catch the latest updates straight from the event.
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