wireless charging

  1. Maura

    2018 iPhone Line-Up Set to Have Even More Powerful Charging Capabilities

    AppleInsider reports today that according to a new research note from Jun Zhang of Rosenbatt Securities, Apple is set to upgrade the charging circuitry in the 2018 iPhone line-up from 5V 2A to 9V 2A and 5V 3A. Zhang says that Apple wants to do this in order to “support more applications, provide...
  2. Maura

    Could Wireless Charging Actually Harm Your iPhone Battery?

    According to a new report from ZDNet, via BGR, wirelessly charging your iPhone could be harming it. Currently, iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus models can all be wirelessly charged, the first iPhones to have the feature, but ZDNet Adrian Kingsley-Hughes is telling users that their phones’...
  3. Maura

    AirPower Wireless Charging Mat Could be Here By March

    According to a new report on Japanese Apple website Mac Otakara, via MacRumors, Apple’s new AirPower wireless charging mat could be onsale as soon as March. The news comes from “reliable sources,” apparently, and backs up previous similar claims from The Apple Post earlier this month...
  4. HunnieBunnie

    Wireless Charging

    I was just thinking that it would be really nice if they made something like a little pad that sits on a desk or table top or whatever, and all one had to do to charge one's phone was to lie it on the pad---no wires. Maybe I have been overexposed to tech stuff to think of such a thing, but does...
  5. Maura

    iOS 11.2 Brings in 7.5W Wireless Charging for iPhone 8 and iPhone X

    9to5 Mac reports that iOS 11.2 will include support for 7.5 watt Qi faster wireless charging for the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X. Currently, Apple’s three newest iPhone models are only able to charge up to 5 watts, but Apple has promised ever since those three phones were announced...
  6. Maura

    Apple’s AirPower Wireless Charging Mat to Cost $199 According to Polish Site

    While Apple’s forthcoming AirPower charging mat is not due to launch until 2018, a Polish website, X-Kom, may just have leaked details about the mat’s pricing, writes AppleInsider. According to Polish news site ThinkApple, which originally spotted the possible leak, the Polish retailer’s website...
  7. Maura

    Apple Will Improve Wireless Charging Speeds With Future Software Updates

    AppleInsider reports today that while the iPhone 8 at launch will only charge using inductive wireless charging at the equivalent of the standard 5-watt charger that ships with the phone, thus not quite taking advantage of third-party chargers such as those by Belkin or Mophie that work at 7.5...
  8. Maura

    Rumour: AirPods Wireless Charging Case to Launch This December

    According to MacRumors, the AirPods inductive wireless charging case that was shown during Apple’s special event on Monday could be available in stores by this December. The original report in MacPrime said that according to sources at Apple Switzerland, the case will cost $69. The current...
  9. smalltowngirl13

    AirPower!

    OMG - that is awesome! I love the idea of one charging pad for multiple items in the Apple ecosystem. That is definitely wireless charging at a new level...Apple may have been a bit late to the wireless charging game, but they definitely displayed the "go big or go home" way!
  10. smalltowngirl13

    Wireless Charging!

    I am so happy to see this finally come to the iPhone! This is one of my all time fave features on any phone. Is this make anyone else happy :)?
  11. Maura

    Rumour: Wireless Charger Will Not Be Bundled as Standard for 2017 iPhones

    According to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, via MacRumors, all three models in Apple’s forthcoming 2017 iPhone range, including the OLED iPhone 8, will come with a standard 5-Watt USB-A power adaptor, rather than the much-rumoured wireless charger, which will instead have to be bought...
  12. Maura

    Apple Has More Than Five Groups Working on Wireless Charging

    iDownload Blog writes that according to Reuters, Apple currently has more than five teams working on wireless charging technologies prior to the launch of the iPhone 8. This follows on from the recently reported news that Apple has joined the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC), which is a...
  13. Maura

    Rumour: All New Three New iPhones in 2017 Will Have Wireless Charging

    According to highly credible KGI Securities analyst Ming Chi Kuo, via 9to5 Mac, all new iPhone models that will be launched in 2017 will have wireless charging, including not only the high-end OLED iPhone 8, but also the two iPhone 7s devices. Kuo says that he expects production costs for the...
  14. Maura

    Rumour: Lite-On Semi Contracted to Supply Fast Wireless Charging Parts for iPhone 8

    iDownload Blog reports that according to an article in the Commercial Times, via DigiTimes, Lite-On Semi has signed a component deal to supply Apple with various parts required for fast wireless charging on iPhone 8. The source says that Lite-On Semi, which is based in Taiwan, has been...
  15. Maura

    Rumour: Wirelessly Charging Your iPhone or iPad Just Became a Bit More Likely

    According to a report from MacRumors, the possibility that Apple could be developing wireless charging technology ready for the next iPhone just became a little more likely with the news that Apple supplier Dialog Semiconductor has just invested $10 in wireless charging company Energous. In the...
  16. Maura

    Wireless Charging is the Impetus Behind the All-Glass iPhone 8 Casing

    MacRumors reports that KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has some interesting thoughts about why Apple is planning to give the next iPhone an all-glass casing. According to Kuo, Apple is making the change so that the phone can support wireless charging, with Pegatron set to be the sole...
  17. Maura

    Foxconn Said to be Working on Wireless Charging Modules for iPhone 8

    Wireless charging could be coming to the iPhone next year according to a new report from Nikkei via 9to5 Mac, as Foxconn is said to be currently testing wireless charging modules for the 2017 iPhone. Nikkei says that the module that Foxconn is testing is actually integrated into the iPhone...
  18. Maura

    Apple to Introduce Wireless Charging for iPhone and iPad in 2017?

    According to a report on Bloomberg Business, Apple could be planning to release a wirelessly charged iPhone and iPad in 2017. Bloomberg says that it has heard from sources familiar with Apple’s plans that the company is working with its partners in the U.S. and Asia with the aim of devising...
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