Will we ever get inductive charging?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by whtrbt7, Sep 15, 2015.

  1. whtrbt7 macrumors 65816

    Jun 8, 2011
    Will we ever get inductive charging on an iPhone? Is it even a good idea? It works brilliantly on the apple Watch so maybe it's possible for a phone? Are there weaknesses to the technology?
  2. ziggo macrumors 6502


    Jul 11, 2008
  3. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

    Sep 27, 2008
    I can't wait! I bet it will be tricky though given that so many people use cases on phones.
  4. vikingjunior macrumors 65816


    Aug 17, 2011
    I would prefer quick charge inductive wireless charging is slow and creates excessive amounts of heat.
  5. throwthedice macrumors regular

    Aug 27, 2015
    I don't really see the benefits. I'd love to hear (read) other's thoughts on this.
  6. pragmatous macrumors 65816

    May 23, 2012
    inductive charging is very inefficient. Apple doesn't do inefficient.

  7. perkedel macrumors 6502a


    Dec 30, 2014
    I'd prefer regular wire but fast charging one.
    Inductive ones, they seem to generate a lot of heat, like in my apple watch, and my in braun electric toothbrush.
  8. bibigon macrumors member

    Aug 29, 2011
    Well, it's one step closer to a waterproof phone.
  9. Andres Cantu macrumors 68030

    Andres Cantu

    May 31, 2015
    Rio Grande Valley in South Texas
    I wouldn't bet on inductive charging. Fast-charging for the iPhone 7, yes.
  10. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    It's more of a gimmick feature imo.
    Plug it in or leave it on a plugged charging pad doesn't make a difference to me.
    The additional heat generated and added size to the phone would be a drawback.
  11. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
    I have a qi charger and it's ok. Slow but an overnight charge is fine. Honestly tho I prefer plugging the connector in.
  12. Wackery macrumors 6502a

    Feb 1, 2015
    the apple watch does, so it would be a surprise if the iphone doesn't get it eventually
  13. jimbo1mcm macrumors 68000

    Mar 21, 2010
    Had wireless charging for the first time on my LG G2 and loved it. Then when I got my Iphone 6 I got an AirCharge case and used it again. Dumped the Iphone 6 and got a Nexus 6 with wireless charging. Sold the Nexus and ordered a 6S Plus. I also ordered a thin Qi charging ribbon that I think I can put under the leather case on my 6S Plus. For me, and overnight charging, I really like wireless.
  14. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
    Yes it fits under the leather Apple case as that's what I have and was using it with.
  15. eyeseeyou macrumors 68030

    Feb 4, 2011
    Been thinking of going with this set up but then I'd have to buy a qi charger for home, maybe the car and maybe at work.
  16. StuMcBill macrumors 6502a

    Jul 11, 2011
    Aberdeen, Scotland
    Could you link to the qi charging ribbon you bought?
  17. vikingjunior macrumors 65816


    Aug 17, 2011
    Wireless charging in the car on the window overheats my phone and turns it off.
  18. jimbo1mcm macrumors 68000

    Mar 21, 2010
  19. Mitsjke macrumors member

    Feb 28, 2015
    Don't think so.
    Inductive doesn't really work with aluminium.
  20. George Knighton macrumors 65816

    George Knighton

    Oct 13, 2010
    Yes. Requires a design and style re-think in addition to figuring out how to pack more technology into such an already crammed, very thin design.

    Do Apple purchasers really want a plastic back?
  21. twittervanitybonet macrumors member


    Sep 9, 2015
    Seattle Bytches
    Uh yes they do
  22. CNeufeld macrumors 6502a

    Nov 25, 2009
    Edmonton, AB
    I've got wireless charging on my Samsung S5, and I enjoy the convenience. Drop it on the pad and go. It means no fumbling with the charging cover (which keeps the phone water-resistant). It's a somewhat bigger deal on the Android phones, since micro-USB isn't reversible, unlike the Lightning cables.

    I think I can get similar satisfaction from the docking stations, though...

  23. khaosxbez macrumors member


    Sep 14, 2015
    How? please explain....
  24. 0000757 macrumors 68040

    Dec 16, 2011
    I still don't see how this is useful.

    It makes perfect sense for smaller appliances (like smartwatches) and I think would be amazing for things like laptops, but tablets and phones? Why? You can't use the device while it's charging easily. I can take a private phone call when plugged in, but I can't when "wireless charging".

    Not to mention, it's not "wireless charging", because I still see a wire. There's patents for TRUE wireless charging, including an upcoming case that charges your phones with ions from the air, so when that becomes a thing I'll be impressed, but I not once ever used wireless charging on any of my phones because I just didn't find how it could be useful.
  25. eelw macrumors 6502a


    Sep 19, 2012
    Rather Apple use any space for the wireless charging electronics to be used for the actual battery

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