Does wireless charging also fast charge?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by iphonekid87, Sep 20, 2017.

  1. iphonekid87 macrumors newbie

    Sep 13, 2017
    I'm new to this whole wireless/fast charging. Is it possible to have a wireless charger that also fast charges your iphone?
  2. Givmeabrek macrumors 68040


    Apr 20, 2009
    Wireless charging is inefficient. A wired charger will always be faster...
  3. Travisimo macrumors 6502a

    Dec 22, 2009
    It is possible (because Samsung has a fast wireless charger for their phones), but Apple seems to have not enabled this on the new iPhones. Initial reviews indicate that wireless charging is pretty slow on the iPhone, and that will probably not change in this generation, at least. Samsung has been using wireless charging for several years now, so they have it down pretty good. Apple is likely being conservative for now.
  4. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Yes I was impressed how they had a whole series of phones catch fire due to bad batteries
  5. fokmik macrumors 68040

    Oct 28, 2016
  6. matty.p macrumors 6502

    Jun 24, 2010
    Portland, OR
    They said there would be a software update that would enable higher speed wireless charging coming in the future as well.
  7. nickchallis92 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 4, 2012
    Apple are always a few years behind so probably not
  8. Travisimo macrumors 6502a

    Dec 22, 2009
    Unrelated to wireless charging, but ok. One cannot blame Apple for being conservative with the introduction of wireless charging to the iPhone, but there is not doubt Samsung is doing it better right now. And that's ok. Samsung does some things better. Apple does other things better. I have a Note 8 and multiple iPhones, so I have reason to enjoy them both.
  9. tensiondeadache macrumors regular

    Sep 18, 2012
    Southern California

    I’ve dealt with wireless charging since the Lumia 920 and have always found it pretty underwhelming. It’s slower, typically the phone has to be perfectly set in a certain position on the charger, and you’re plugging a charger into your wall to charge your “wireless”phone, did you really cut back on any wires?
  10. LoveToMacRumors macrumors 68020


    Feb 15, 2015
    According to iPhone 8 reviews, you get 15% every 30 minutes . . .
  11. Travisimo macrumors 6502a

    Dec 22, 2009
    I'm not really that impressed with wireless charging either, but I do use it sometimes (mainly when I am at my computer desk and just want to top off my phone without fumbling for a cable). Of the three issues you mentioned (speed / position / not really wireless), I don't really agree with the first two. Samsung's fast wireless charging is actually pretty fast (not as fast as wired fast charging, but still pretty quick). Position isn't really issue as much as it used to be as I never have any problems getting it to start charging right away (S8+ and now the Note 8). The latter reason, however, i perfectly valid... until we have TRUE wireless charging, this is about as good as it's going to get. I'm glad Apple's finally in the game, but I'd agree it's all pretty underwhelming (and certainly not a selling point for ME).

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