iPhone 8 short range wireless charging

Brandonjr36

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i was reading on a site that said the iPhone 8 won't have wireless charging like the galaxy s8 or the Apple Watch. That it will have the short range wireless charging that Apple had been working on since last autumn. Anyone really think we will have real wireless charging?
 

noobinator

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There's always a wire somewhere. It's just how close do you have to be to it. I don't think the tech you are describing is anywhere near ready otherwise my Sonicare toothbrush would be charged all the time! (They seem to be leading the wireless charging revolution lol)
 

Stefan johansson

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There's not going to be wireless charging that lets you use your phone while it's charging, especially feet away from the charger. Maybe years down the road, but not this fall.
Obviously not,the existing technology only allows a charging plate to rest the phone on while charging,the type of distant charging some people are looking for,would if it should have power enough to work cause large fields of electromagnetic radiation similar to what's used in microwave ovens. The difference is,that the radiation from the oven is shielded so it won't affect anyone,holding and talking in a phone while charging this way could cause serious and even lethal injury.
 

Relentless Power

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There's not going to be wireless charging that lets you use your phone while it's charging, especially feet away from the charger. Maybe years down the road, but not this fall.
To me, even if their was some form of wireless charging, it has its limitations until we see long range wireless charging. Even wireless charging at the moment, isn't that much of an advantage. You still have to set your Phone on a pad/dock that requires direct placement. I personally don't see a huge advantage over using a cable to charge my iPhone.

Long range wireless charging will eventually be here, but like you said, it's years out. At that point, it should be rather promising.

Energous is a company working on long range charging in the home and wireless charging in your vehicle.

https://www.macrumors.com/2017/01/04/energous-wireless-charging-2017/amp/
 

chilman

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It was proven that wireless charging will generate much more heat in the batt/unit. I don't know if that would degrade the batt faster with more heat, bc heat isn't good either, if plugging your charging wire is too humbug, haha i know it is for some, you can buy the magnetic adapter that you attached to the usb cable and the magnetic add on adapter will attached to your phone without any effort. Just place it close enough and it will attach by it self. I saw this on an ad video but I haven't bought it myself.
 
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