Will we ever get inductive charging?

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  1. whtrbt7 macrumors 6502a

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    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

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  3. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

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

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

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

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    inductive charging is very inefficient. Apple doesn't do inefficient.

     
  7. perkedel macrumors 6502a

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    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

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    Well, it's one step closer to a waterproof phone.
     
  9. Andres Cantu macrumors 68020

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    I wouldn't bet on inductive charging. Fast-charging for the iPhone 7, yes.
     
  10. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    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

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    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

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

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    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

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    Yes it fits under the leather Apple case as that's what I have and was using it with.
     
  15. eyeseeyou macrumors 68000

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    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 6502

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    Could you link to the qi charging ribbon you bought?
     
  17. vikingjunior macrumors 65816

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

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  19. Mitsjke macrumors member

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    Don't think so.
    Inductive doesn't really work with aluminium.
     
  20. George Knighton macrumors 6502a

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    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

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    Uh yes they do
     
  22. CNeufeld macrumors 6502a

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    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...

    C
     
  23. khaosxbez macrumors member

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    How? please explain....
     
  24. chrf097 macrumors 68040

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    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

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    Rather Apple use any space for the wireless charging electronics to be used for the actual battery
     

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