Even before the presentation of the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max, it was reported that smartphones will receive reverse charging,
Reverse charging is a function of reversecharging without wires, that is, the smartphone itself is able to charge other gadgets, for example, headphones or smart watches. This is possible with the Huawei Mate 20 Pro, Huawei P30 Pro and the Samsung Galaxy S10 and Note 10 families.
Insider Sonny Dickson (Sonny Dickson), referring to reliable sources, writes that at the hardware level, reverse charging is implemented, but Apple turned it off programmatically. Why - while it is not clear.
Reliable sources are saying iPhone 11 and 11 Pro do include the hardware for bilateral charging, but that it is software disabled. Uncertain whether this was removed prior to final production run.
- Sonny Dickson (@SonnyDickson) September 13, 2019
We learn more details after September 20, when the new products go on sale and get to the table of iFixit specialists for analysis.