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Two-way wireless charging on Apple devices: Here’s the story so far

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iPhones were supposed to charge our AirPods wirelessly two years ago. In a new write-up published on Bloomberg, reporter Mark Gurman explains why the bilateral Qi wireless charging capability is still nowhere to be seen on the Apple smartphone. The report speculates that such functionality is unlikely to be implemented on the company's devices like iPhones, AirPods and Apple Watches in the near future despite the higher-ups having discussed the possibility.

PowerUp can help jailbreakers charge their iPhones faster

My iPhone's battery often finds itself scrambling to catch a charge before I leave for the day, whether it’s an all-day outing or a short trip to the grocery store. In any case, it would be helpful if my iPhone could charge faster than it already does out of the box, and it’s axiomatic that most iPhone users would agree.

On stock devices, users could enable Low Power Mode while charging to juice up their handset’s battery faster, but if you’re jailbroken, then you can take advantage of a far more effective solution that comes in a form of a new and free jailbreak tweak dubbed PowerUp by iOS developers Kurrt and Squiddy.

This tweak gives the Status Bar’s battery indicator an RGB effect when charging

RGB lighting effects are popular for computer peripherals, especially in the PC gaming community. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Apple doesn’t offer anything of the such for its platforms, and this includes the iPhone and iPad.

If you’re looking to add a touch of RGB to your jailbroken iPhone that isn’t so overpowering that it looks completely gaudy, then you might enjoy a newly released and free jailbreak tweak dubbed rgbBattery by iOS developer jesseb0rn.