Wireless Fast Charge in iPhone 8/8+/X

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  1. DTphonehome macrumors 68000

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    OK, we all know the new iPhones will do wireless charging, and they can do fast charging, but will they be able to do wireless fast charging? By that I mean do they support the newer Qi specs that can deliver power at 10W or 15W? Because frankly it'll be a little disappointing after waiting all these years for Apple's special wireless implementation if it tops out at the older spec of 5W or 7.5W.

    (sorry if this has been discussed, forum search didn't reveal answer for me.)
     
  2. lancastor macrumors 6502a

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    We have to wait for early 2018 when „Air Power“ starts.

    Currently there is absolutly no detailed information avaiable what Air Power changed in comparison to the QI1.2 standard.
     
  3. DTphonehome thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks. I suppose I'll have to wait and see. Would be crazy if they didn't support the newer specs... Apple has been saying wireless charging was no good for years, and then when they finally release it, its an old spec? Come on.
     
  4. lancastor macrumors 6502a

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    Apple wanted a long distance wireless charging system. But it seems that technology won‘t available for the next few years. Of course never.

    So wireless charging with a charger pad would be the only working way for a long time.
     
  5. DTphonehome thread starter macrumors 68000

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    That's why they shouldn't have bashed it when others implemented it. We're all waiting for something great and it ends up being the same old thing. They could have implemented this years ago.
     
  6. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    The long distance wireless charging sounds a bit scary if you still are wanting to have kids. Glad Apple passed.
     
  7. DannyT2011 macrumors member

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    The Belkin and Mophie wireless chargers on the Apple Store website both state that high-speed wireless charging will be supported in a future software update, but appear limited to 7.5W.

    https://www.apple.com/uk/shop/product/HL812/mophie-wireless-charging-base?fnode=42

    https://www.apple.com/uk/shop/product/HL802/belkin-boost-up-wireless-charging-pad?fnode=42

    "High-speed wireless charging*
    Leverages Qi wireless technology to deliver safe, quick-charging speeds with up to 7.5W of power.

    *High-speed wireless charging is enabled with a free software update coming later this year."
     
  8. DTphonehome thread starter macrumors 68000

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    So half of what the Galaxy S8 can handle. Typical Apple I guess. I'd chalk it up to trying to prevent wear on the battery but they offer wired fast charge, so would wireless charging at 15w be any worse?
     
  9. BigMcGuire Contributor

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    I bought two Anker wireless chargers for my 8+ that will be maybe coming next week. Having had some minor experience with wireless charging (Nexus 6) - I just know it got hot as hell while it was charging. So I don't mind that Apple's charging is slower especially if it prevents the phone from being microwaved for hours on end. That said, the wireless charging experience on the Nexus 6 was horrible, didn't work half the time, and ... I hate it. I'm hoping that Apple's experience is far superior.
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  10. lancastor macrumors 6502a

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    And what Wattage is „high-speed“?
     
  11. pat500000 Suspended

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    I think the real question should be: will it charge while having cases like otterbox on?
     
  12. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    It should, there are limitations. It might slow the process down some. Some more.
     
  13. pat500000 Suspended

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    Hopefully, it would work effectively.
     
  14. DTphonehome thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Based on other phones, thin cases aren't a problem. Thick ones can be.
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    I guess they consider 7.5w to be high speed. Implying that 5w is standard. That's pretty slow these days.
     
  15. OneMike macrumors 603

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    Looking at a lot of videos. Obviously not for the iPhone at this point, but I’ve seen some working with the otter box.
     
  16. pat500000 Suspended

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    Thickness like otterbox is what I am concern about.
     
  17. nickchallis92 macrumors 6502a

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    Knowing Apple, it'll probably be the older standard as they're never at the cutting edge of technology
     
  18. big samm macrumors 65816

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    They probably gonna keep it for the iPhone XS. Faster processor, faster Face ID, faster wireless charging bla bla etc
     
  19. Jumpie macrumors 6502a

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    they said it would be out with a software update. Who knows.
     
  20. Furzul macrumors 6502

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    Not sure I want very fast charging. My iPhone 8 Plus gets warm enough when wireless charging now.
     
  21. iPhoneuser2014 macrumors member

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    5W is standard for a company that still ships their flagship phones with a 5W power brick.
     

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