Other ZDNet: Wireless charging harms battery more than cable charging

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  1. twt macrumors newbie

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  2. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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  3. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    The article uses a lot of words but doesn't say anything meaningful.
     
  4. adamhenry macrumors 65816

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    That is kind of the way it struck me. The fact that charge cycles were not mentioned though makes it pretty misleading. Clickbait.
     
  5. TiggrToo macrumors demi-goddess

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    Didn't read the ZDNet version but did come across Tech Republic's take: they say that the issue was that when wired the phone skipped the battery and used the power delivered from the charger at all times, whereas when wireless it was running off the battery all the time so would eat into the battery cycles as it continuously topped up the battery.

    It sounds plausible - but then again I'm no expert so sounding plausible and it being truthful may be oceans apart.
     
  6. The Game 161 macrumors P6

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    pure rubbish there are no facts to back this up

    wireless charging is all I use for my iPhone X. never used a cable to charge. As somebody who is on an annual upgrade anyway where I get a new phone every year the battery will never go down that much in a year anyway
     
  7. Chazzle macrumors 68000

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    iPhones don’t have the capability to run directly off the changer. All power runs through the battery, whether wired or wireless.
     
  8. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    I believe ^^^^this^^^^ to be true.
     
  9. aneftp macrumors 601

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    Pretty simple. In December 31, 2018. I’m just gonna to replace my 13 month old iPhone 8 Plus battery for $29 at Apple store.

    That’s how solve my battery damaged by wireless charging problem.
     
  10. Givmeabrek macrumors 68040

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    No way the phone can run off of the charger. If that were true you wouldn't have to wait for the battery to charge up when the battery is dead. It's always running off of the battery. The article is pure speculation and BS.
     
  11. now i see it macrumors 68000

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    So many wrong assumptions made in that zdnet article. But hey, everything on the internet is pure truth.
     
  12. BigMcGuire Contributor

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    Yep! While the phone displays 100% it will cycle the top 5% (100% - 95% over and over). This is why you can leave your phone plugged in yet it will consume cycles - plug a Macbook into the wall and it will consume 0 charge cycles because it runs off of the power supply.

    My iPhone, however, even if it spends 24/7 plugged in, will consume cycles because it uses the battery 100% of the time.

    My Macbook Air 11 (2015) has like 100 cycles because it spends a lot of time plugged in.
     
  13. Chazzle macrumors 68000

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    Exactly. Article is bogus.
     
  14. m0sher, Mar 18, 2018
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    “Rumor dispelled on Macrumors” should be the next news headline for their click bait editorial....and refer them to here.
     

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