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The next iPhone might double as a wireless charger, according to a research note by Apple analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo.

The new iPhones reportedly will come with a bilateral charging function, meaning that the phone will be able to charge other devices wirelessly, acting as a kind of charging pad. This kind of charging technology already exists as part of Apple’s new AirPower, used to charge its Qi-compliant products.

Apple Insider reported that Kuo believes the top-end model will include “triple-lens camera system with wide, telephoto, and ultra-wide options.” It unclear whether these features will make there way down to the 5.8- and 6.5-inch OLED models.

It’s predicted that Apple will announce this year’s fresh batch of iPhones in September, with the devices arriving in stores shortly afterward.

Weekend Staff Writer

Isabelle is an Australian writer based in Berlin.