iPhone 8: Wireless Charging Hype Was Blown Out of Proportion


iPhone 8 wireless charging -A lot of people are excited about the latest iPhone set to be launched pretty soon.

Apple is expected to introduce a unique feature to the next iPhone at its September 12 event. Among other exceptional attributes, this new apple product will feature wireless charging -the capability to charge the batteries without cords and the likes.

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However, latest reports suggest that the wireless charging feature may have been blown out of its proportion. The iPhone 8 wireless charging capability will be less powerful than other phones that currently offer the same feature, according to a new report

Apple’s devices will only support half of the power profile currently standard in Qi version 1.2, meaning the iPhone 8 will charge at a slower rate compared to other devices when using wireless charging.

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Furthermore, reports suggest that Apple will helpfully tweak the standard so that only charging pads approved by Apple can be used with its devices.

While all three iPhones launching in 2017 are expected to include wireless charging of some kind, the ability might not be available to iPhone 8, iPhone 7s, and iPhone 7s Plus owners at launch.

Since Apple joined the Wireless Power Consortium earlier this year, the company was expected to use the Qi wireless charging standard.

But Apple opted to use a slower charging profile at 7.5 watts, which according to reports will only be able to power up the phones at about half the speed of the most recent Qi 1.2 standard of 15 watts.

Apple will reportedly host an event to unveil the phones, along with a new Apple Watch and 4K Apple TV in about two weeks, and the public continues to wait as they hope these reports will be debunked on the D-Day.