what is the point of wireless charging

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by tim1206, Sep 13, 2017.

  1. whohasaquestion macrumors 6502

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    Nah, don't like the flap.

    And the fact that I am not sure how electricity would interfere with credit card magnet...Hmmm, probably a no-go for me.

    Well, there goes the biggest selling point of iPhone 8 and 8+.
     
  2. dwendz23 macrumors member

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    I can't wait to have a pad at my desk at work and have my phone charge while it's just sitting on it next to me.
     
  3. Gathomblipoob macrumors 68040

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    Apple drives the market.
     
  4. pat500000 macrumors 604

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    It's just easy to charge....laziness.
     
  5. TheIgster macrumors regular

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    LOL...No they don't.
     
  6. pat500000 macrumors 604

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    Karaoke show.
     
  7. Gathomblipoob macrumors 68040

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    Yes, they do. When Apple sneezes, the media runs for a tissue.
     
  8. TheIgster macrumors regular

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    That's not driving the market. That's not creating innovative technology. That's catering to the loser media. Has nothing to do with driving the "market".

    Apple is playing "catchup". And they're losing. By a lot.
     
  9. Gathomblipoob macrumors 68040

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    Even though this took place a few years ago, remember Steve Jobs' antennagate conference? It was carried live on television. Negative or positive, Apple gets the attention. I'm not saying if it's justified or not, just putting it out there.
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    I agree. Not selling any phones at all. It must suck to have Apple's paltry sales, profits, and customer satisfaction.
     
  10. pat500000 macrumors 604

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    Karaoke proved it again, right?
     
  11. TheIgster macrumors regular

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    You mean with Huawei just passing them in sales? Wonder what will happen now. So Samsung and now Huawei. Interesting.
     
  12. Gathomblipoob macrumors 68040

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    That's all you got?

    Heh. Okay. You win. You can have the last word now. Go ahead.
     
  13. pat500000 macrumors 604

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    Meh, it's not even that. I'm just throwing that word out like doggy bone. You'll have the last word.
     
  14. Gathomblipoob macrumors 68040

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    Are you serious? Apple hasn't released a new phone in a year. The new one will drive sales back up. All of this is cyclical.
     
  15. TheIgster, Sep 13, 2017
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    Yeah...I'm done banging my head against the wall. Have fun.
     
  16. tresmith macrumors 6502

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    Eventually this will be the case.
     
  17. gigiwong Suspended

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    You watch too much startrek
     
  18. Relentless Power macrumors G5

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    I think the charging pad will be convenient for more stationary positions. But for myself, I still prefer lightning and will use my iPhone at the same time while holding it as its charging.
     
  19. 4ppleg1rl macrumors member

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    Well if I'm constantly picking it up and putting it down then it does interfere with the charging - especially when I'm close to leaving the house. It's not just one or two messages, if it's a full-blown, important conversation then it's just annoying. At least with a wire, it's charging all the time and you don't need to worry about using the phone.
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    I didn't think it would be, at first when I got the charging pad it was so exciting but after a while it just became more of a hassle. It didn't charge as fast as using a wire, it was annoying to have it stop charging whenever I wanted to use it and the charging pad just takes up unnecessary space on the bedside table. I like to have things really minimal and uncluttered, and it's just more trouble than it's worth!
     
  20. pdxmatts macrumors 65816

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    Huh? You don't have to lug it around you can still use the lightning cable when you want too.
     
  21. Closingracer macrumors 68000

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    Wireless charging is great and guess what if you hate it don't use it. Simple as that. No need to cry about it. Cars, Starbucks and etc now have places where you can charge your phone wirelessly so you don't need to worry about it or cables laying around. For example the Camaro has an optional wireless charging mat where you can just lay it down and it's quite easier doing that than Whike looking for ways to plug it in while driving.
     
  22. eyeseeyou macrumors 68000

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    Can't argue it's more convenient to charge your phone by laying down flat vs plugging a cable in however....

    Mounting my phone in the car and using my phone while it's plugged in seem like 2 scenarios where wireless charging would be am issue.
     
  23. DNichter macrumors 68020

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    Convenience. You are able to place the phone on a charging pad instead of having to plug it in. Works well on a bedside table, desk, or car.
     
  24. VSMacOne macrumors 601

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    On the night stand and in my car would be ideal. I would love not having to fuddle with a cable when I'm about to go to sleep and when I'm getting ready to drive somewhere. I'm in!
     
  25. DNichter macrumors 68020

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    I'd love it in my car. Wondering if I can find a 3 x 5 inch pad that plugs into USB.
     

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