iPhone X & Wireless QI charging

kart

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Jul 16, 2011
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Apologies if my question has already been asked/answered previously
I have pre ordered my iPhone X, and am picking up on launch date..
I am now looking into the wireless QI chargers.. I have found a reasonably priced wireless charger, being in Australia (we seem to pay a premium for everything, including the Belkin wireless charger that the Apple store sell..)

I have found a Blitzwolf fast charger, however in the description states that the iPhone X & 8 only support up to 5W charging, however Galaxy 8 supports fast charging..is this correct? If so, why?

I do remember reading something when the 8 first hit stores that it only supported upto 5W charging, however a later iOS update would change that.

Can someone confirm this for me?
I am looking at getting the Apple wireless pad next year when it’s released, but I would like to have something in the mean time

Cheers!!
 

Jimpilot

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My understanding is that 5W is current and it will go up to 7.5 with an IOS 11 update. But to be honest I read it on these forums so can’t confirm it other than that.

Does anyone know how much difference the update will make real world.
 

Juan007

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I'm holding out for the Apple Qi charger, I bet it charges at 12W+++.
 

AJsAWiz

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My understanding is that 5W is current and it will go up to 7.5 with an IOS 11 update. But to be honest I read it on these forums so can’t confirm it other than that.

Does anyone know how much difference the update will make real world.
I read, somewhere but not on this forum that the software update is due in 11.X
If I can find it again I’ll come back and post the source here.
 
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