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The next iPhone is rumored to be able to charge up your other gadgets

Apple’s 2019 iPhone could have the ability to give its battery power to other phones, according to a new leak.

The new handsets – perhaps called the iPhone 11 – might be able to turn themselves into wireless chargers, allowing them to give spare battery to other phones that can charge that way, according to rumours from respected Apple analyst Ming-chi Kuo. A new report on the future of the Apple line-up suggests that phone will benefit from “bilateral wireless charging for charging other devices”.

The technology itself goes back to 2015, but it’s taken a while for it to become adopted in mainstream consumer smartphones. There have been one or two earlier whispers that Apple would integrate the feature into its iPhones this year.

Also from the same report, the iPhone 11 models are rumored to be getting faster wired charging via a USB-C to Lightning cable – maybe up to 18W. This is one area where the iPhone still lags behind its Android rivals.

And what else might we see when the 2019 iPhone 11 unveiling rolls around? Apparently one or more models might include the ability to scan the veins in your face to verify your identity.

If that has not sold you on the next iPhone, what about a triple-lens rear camera for upping your mobile photography game? That’s been reported by multiple outlets and so looks likely to happen at this point.

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