What's the best wireless charger available on Amazon?

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  1. BrownManUPS macrumors 6502a

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    I want to go ahead and get a charger now for the iPhone 8 Plus I'll preorder on Friday, as I expect most to sell out when people get their new shiny.

    Anyone have any experience with the Qi standard chargers? Especially those that are fast-charge capable?

    Amazon links welcomed without affiliate content. Thanks!
     
  2. QueenTyrone macrumors 6502a

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    Don't bother, wireless charging will not be available until 11.0.1 or higher. Also fast charging requires a different brick that you have to purchase from Apple. Sorry to burst your bubble
     
  3. apple-fan03 macrumors newbie

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    I have been used my choetech qi wireless chargers for 2 years. Very good stuff.
     
  4. Macnificant macrumors 6502a

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    What phone?
     
  5. IlliniGuy76 macrumors regular

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    I have not heard that the product needs to be Apple related. Where did you read this? My understanding is ANY of the wireless products (Mophie etc.) will "fast charge" your device once the software update you refer to comes out.
     
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  7. QueenTyrone macrumors 6502a

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    Meant to say info from Apple, was half asleep. My bad


    Sucks iPad charger won't work anymore
     
  8. IlliniGuy76 macrumors regular

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    In order to take advantage of the fast charging, am I reading this correctly that you'll need:

    - An iPhone 8, 8 Plus, or X device

    - The new software update to come out

    - A wireless charger (such as the Mophie one promoted by Apple on Tuesday)

    - A Lightning-to-USB-C cable

    - A USB-C Power Delivery-compatible charger

    Am I correct?
     
  9. AlphaHumanus macrumors 6502a

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    Fast charging is not available via wireless, to my knowledge.

    It’ll take: a 29w or higher charge “brick” and an iPhone 8/8+/X. Not sure where the software update thing is coming from? The only hardware capable hasn’t been released yet. May be missing something though.
     
  10. AE14 macrumors 68000

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    I don't believe the new apple wall bricks have been released yet to utilize fast charging. I am sure, like their charging pad, it will come at a later date
     
  11. DTphonehome macrumors 68000

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    Any of the Apple USB-C chargers (for macbook or macbook pro), coupled with a USB-C to lightning cable, will allow fast-charging. I've been fast-charging my 12.9" iPad Pro for over a year like this.

    Wireless fast charge is a different thing. There have been several iterations of the Qi standard, and I believe the latest charges at up to 10W. I don't know if the iPhone 8 or X can charge at that rate wirelessly.
     
  12. Supermallet macrumors 65816

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    The tech spec pages for the Qi-capable phones don’t specify which version of the standard they’re using, but I’m assuming qi fast charging isn’t included, otherwise Apple would use it as a selling point.
     
  13. jkozlow3 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm sure the iPad charger will charge the new phones just as fast as it always has. The iPad charger may not officially be "fast charging" but it's sure a heck of a lot faster than the charger that comes in the box with the iPhone!
     
  14. lewisd25 macrumors 6502a

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    Will wireless charging work if the phone is in an Apple leather or silicone case?
     
  15. Ntombi macrumors 68040

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    Yes.
     
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    11.0.1 will more than likely be released on 9/22, so that's not a concern.
     
  18. QueenTyrone macrumors 6502a

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    Doubt it especially since ios 11 will be released on the 19th
     
  19. baummer macrumors 6502a

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    Why do you doubt it? They have done this before; it's not new territory for them to ship point releases in time for people who receive the devices to have full functionality.
     
  20. QueenTyrone macrumors 6502a

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    For people to get portrait mode almost took 2 months, plus something like wireless charging wouldn't be introduced in say 11.0.1 that's a major thing software wise so it'll probably be 11.1 before we see it so I expect November before wireless charging is enabled
     
  21. baummer macrumors 6502a

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    respectfully disagree. we'll see soon i guess.
     
  22. _Refurbished_, Sep 15, 2017
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    Wait, wireless charging won’t be available at launch?
     
  23. Ntombi, Sep 15, 2017
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    Yes. You can use any Qi charger with the 8/8 Plus (and of course the X when it's finally available).

    But Apple's AirPower charging pad won't be available for a while yet.
     
  24. _Refurbished_ macrumors 68000

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    Ok cool. Had me worried reading this thread.

    Anyone know of any 7.5w Qi Car chargers?
     

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