iPhone 8/8+ works with all regular Qi wireless chargers

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  1. Lloydbm41 Suspended

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    Just got the iPhone 8 and tried it with various Belkin and Samsung wireless chargers. It worked with all of them. Charging speed is slower than the Galaxy S7/S8/Note as well, since the iPhone is capped to 7.5Watts.

    Just an FYI.
     
  2. Bmore Suspended

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    Thanks !!!
     
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    Of course it works. It uses the Qi standard. Did you have doubts or something?
     
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    Not all Qi chargers are the same quality, nor do they produce the same amperage output. Undoubtedly, some will not work with Apples iPhones for one reason or another.
    And as far as I know, no one has been able to test a new iPhone with Belkin or Samsung wireless chargers until today.

    So, this was more of an FYI confirmation post.

    BTW, charging is extremely slow compared to an S8 or Note 8! Only got 2% charge in 10 min! Apple is supposed to fix this in a software update.
     
  6. dominiongamma macrumors 68000

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    I always considered wireless charging to be charging while sleeping :)
     
  7. Lobwedgephil macrumors 601

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    It is actually at 5 watts now, a firmware update in the future will up it to 7.5 watts.
     
  8. chivkea macrumors newbie

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    Honestly, I don't see how the current state of wireless charging is beneficial at all. You have to leave it on the charging pad to charge. With a 6-foot cable, I can use the phone at the same time it's charging.
     
  9. SomeGuy2112 macrumors regular

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    I plan on putting one in the bedroom, wife is always already sleeping. Just dropping the phone on a charger beats fumbling around for a cable in the dark...

    Probably get one for my desk at work as well. Just a matter of convenience.

     
  10. Lloydbm41 thread starter Suspended

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    And guess what? You can still do that. There is still a lightning connection point on the iPhone.

    Wireless charging is a convenience, nothing more. If you don’t want to use it, don’t. But the option is there.

    That said, I dare you to use it for a couple of days. Bet you change your mind.
     
  11. Fernandez21 macrumors 601

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    Wait, no one is asking how he got the phone already? Man, people really just overlooking the 8 this year.
     
  12. Infiniverse48 macrumors 6502a

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    The problem is, this is how wireless charging negatively impacted the iPhones:

    •Increased weight
    •Increased thickness
    •Decreased device durability

    It’s a very compromising feature for extremely negligible convenience
     
  13. SomeGuy2112 macrumors regular

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    I was just busy being secretly frustrated that you have one in hand while I'm waiting for my Space Gray 8 until Friday that recently left HK...

    But since you opened the door...... do tell!

     
  14. Lloydbm41, Sep 19, 2017
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    I work for T-Mobile. Our demo phones came in today.
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    Increased weight? Its a whopping 10 grams.
    Increased thickness? A whopping .2 mm!
    Decreased device durability? Please show us any testihg thats been done to back up this claim. If you are referring to a glass back vs metal back, i would argue that a drop is a drop and whether there is glass on the front or the back, you risk breaking the phone. Which is why a case is always recommended, regardless of the material the back is made out of. A TPU or leather case will protect a drop better than no case, right?

    Sounds more like you are struggling to actually find fault with wireless charging, when the fact is, there is none. I played with the phone today and i could not feel the difference between last years model and this one (other than the glass back vs metal feel).
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    Thanks. Good to know. Which is why it seemed so dreadfully slow charging on the pad today!
     
  15. Technarchy macrumors 604

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    I guess...

    That said I love wireless charging on my S8+. Glad Apple finally got a clue and joined the party.
     
  16. anoobis macrumors regular

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    10 grams is a 7% increase when there should be a decrease year over year.

    Glass cracks when dropped. Aluminum does not. Physics.

    “Fault with wireless” - it’s slower right now and costs at least $49 more (to get a charger).

    Nevertheless thanks for the thread. Cool to see one in the wild.
     
  17. edfoo macrumors 6502

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    How did you get an iPhone 8 so early? And that photo looks more like a Plus model too?
     
  18. The Game 161 macrumors P6

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    i will be buying the samsung charger until the new pad comes

    thats the best charger for me letting you stand it up
     
  19. VitaminB macrumors newbie

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    edfoo,

     

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