Apple Researching iPhone Cases That Can Charge AirPods and Other Accessories

Apple is researching a number of unique iPhone cases that can charge AirPods, as well as other accessories, according to newly-granted patent filings.

The patent, spotted by AppleInsider, titled “Cases and folios for carrying and charging accessories” and was granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. While the patent predominantly “relates to a case for retaining a portable electronic device and an accessory,” suggesting that it could apply for virtually any external accessory, the majority of the images included in the filing clearly feature ‌AirPods‌.

The described embodiments relate generally to protective cases and covers

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Best AirPods Max accessories for 2021

Apple’s AirPods Max noise-canceling headphones may cost a bundle — $549 to be precise — but they’re selling so well, Apple can’t keep them in stock. And while they may not be as popular as the standard AirPods and AirPods Pro, the Max is the latest example of a high-profile Apple product that creates its own cottage industry for dedicated accessories. Indeed, there are already plenty of AirPods Max add-ons, including traditional “shell” cases, charging stands and ear cup and headband covers. Here’s a look at some of the best accessories available. Note that I’ve only tested the three of

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