New AirPods concept imagines reverse MagSafe charging and it needs to happen

Say Hello To Magsafe
Say Hello To Magsafe (Image credit: the Hacker 34)

What you need to know

  • A new AirPods concept imagines what it would be like if iPhones offered reverse MagSafe charging.

Apple's introduction of MagSafe wireless charging with the iPhone 12 lineup didn't bring reverse charging as we'd hoped, but that doesn't mean it isn't on Apple's roadmap. If iPhone 13 does offer reverse wireless charging, how cool would it be if the new AirPods supported MagSafe, too?

Very cool. That's how cool. And it's something that concept creator the Hacker 34 imagines in a new video shared to YouTube,

Magic in your ears. Introducing AirPods 3, the best-selling earbuds are back. Say hello to an all new design, new H2 chip with better sound processing and Ultra Wide Band, MagSafe reverse charge, upto 30 hours of battery life with the case, Space Gray color option and even more.

Sure, the new design, support for a new H2 chip, and a Space Gray offering would be good. But MagSafe? That's the killer app right there.

Apple is rumored to have new AirPods coming at some point this year. Current iPhones won't be able to charge them regardless, however, thanks to their lack of reverse wireless charging functionality. But who knows, maybe a future AirPods Pro and iPhone 13 combo could get the job done?

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.