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Topic: Qi

iOS 11.2 beta switches on quicker 7.5W wireless charging for iPhone 8 & X

11/14/2017, 10:11 am

With iOS 11.2, still in beta, Apple has silently enabled promised 7.5-watt wireless Qi charging for the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X -- faster than the 5 watts the devices supported at launch.

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These low-cost wireless Qi chargers will juice your new iPhone X or iPhone 8

11/04/2017, 12:11 am

One of the main features of the iPhone X is the ability to wirelessly charge the battery, but some of the options on the market are fairly expensive. AppleInsider rounds up some of the better value options on the market that you can buy right now.

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Apple identifies automakers with wireless charging supporting iPhone 8 & 8 Plus

10/24/2017, 10:10 am

Apple has issued a new support document identifying which auto brands -- and in some cases, specific vehicles -- offer iPhone 8-compatible wireless chargers.

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Video: The best wireless chargers for iPhone 8 and iPhone X

09/28/2017, 11:09 am

The launch of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus mark the debut of Qi wireless inductive charging in Apple's products. But which charging pad is the best option for your new iPhone? AppleInsider gives you the scoop.

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iPhone 8 wireless charging speed will improve with future firmware update from Apple

09/19/2017, 10:09 am

At launch, the iPhone 8 will recharge via inductive wireless technology at a rate comparable to the standard 5-watt charger that ships with the handset. But Apple plans to improve that speed with a future software update.

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Starbucks Powermat charging pads getting software upgrade for iPhone 8, iPhone X

09/14/2017, 03:09 pm

As it stands, the Powermat charging plates at Starbucks are incompatible with the Qi standard that the iPhone X and iPhone 8 use -- but a software fix by the vendor will remedy that at the coffee vendor's locations, and other retail establishments.

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Apple AirPower charging plate uses Qi protocol, but may not be compatible with other devices

09/14/2017, 11:09 am

Apple's AirPower charging plate will charge three Qi devices, and appears to be the first plate that takes advantage of the protocol's ability to deal with multiple devices on the same charger by sensing the location of the device, and only inducing a charge in those locations.

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Rumor: AirPods Wireless Charging Case coming in December for $69

09/14/2017, 09:09 am

The AirPods Wireless Charging Case teased during Apple's Sept. 12 iPhone event is rumored to arrive in December, at a cost of $69, a report out of Europe alleges.

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AirPods Wireless Charging Case an add-on, release date and pricing unknown

09/13/2017, 01:09 pm

While there is a Qi-compatible AirPods Wireless Charging Case coming, it does not appear to be included with the default SKU of the AirPods for the foreseeable future -- and the pricing of the peripheral is unknown.

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Apple embraces Qi wireless charging standard for iPhone X & 8, earns praise from Wireless Power Consortium

09/12/2017, 06:09 pm

Rather than cook up its own unique version of wireless charging, Apple has instead decided to utilize the established Qi wireless charging method -- an open standard run by the Wireless Power Consortium, which welcomed the news on Tuesday.

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Belkin Boost Up Qi-compatible wireless charging pad arriving for iPhone 8, iPhone X

09/12/2017, 04:09 pm

In conjunction with Apple's iPhone X release event, accessory maker Belkin unveiled its new Qi wireless charging pad for iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone -- the Boost Up.

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Apple's 'iPhone 8' rumored to top out at 7.5W for wireless charging

08/26/2017, 01:08 pm

Despite more powerful options being available, Apple will allegedly be going with technology capping the "iPhone 8's" wireless charging at 7.5 watts, resulting in slower speeds.

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Leaked part could show Apple's 'iPhone 8' wireless charging coil assembly

07/27/2017, 10:07 am

A newly leaked component shows what is clearly an inductive coil, claimed to be for the "iPhone 8," with an apparent female Lightning socket. But unanswerable questions surround the provenance of the part.

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Contradictory report cites 5 Apple wireless charging teams on 'iPhone 8,' no tech breakthroughs

02/23/2017, 10:02 am

A new report highlights Apple's involvement with wireless charging protocol specification Qi's organizing body, and claims that Apple's iPhone moves are driven more by marketing needs than by any particular drive for innovation in new products.

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Wireless charging likely coming to Apple's 'iPhone 8,' but not Energous's long-range solution

02/21/2017, 09:02 am

A new report sheds some doubt on Apple's "iPhone 8" including Energous wireless charging at-range technology, and suggests that it will either use the Qi or the Airfuel protocols.

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Apple joins Wireless Power Consortium ahead of 'iPhone 8'

02/13/2017, 09:02 am

With this year's flagship iPhone expected to be the first to boast wireless charging, Apple has officially joined the Wireless Power Consortium, the governing body behind the Qi charging standard.

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