Wireless Charging

  • iOS 11.2 is going to support faster 7.5W Qi wireless charging

    iOS 11.2 is going to support faster 7.5W Qi wireless charging

    The iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X all support wireless charging using the Qi standard. It means that iPhones are now compatible with hundreds of chargers out there. But iPhone Qi charging is currently limited to 5W, or the slowest wireless charging speed. Apple is currently working on iOS 11.2 — this update is going to support 7.5W charging, as MacRumors spotted. Wireless charging… Read More

  • The wireless chargers at Starbucks will get updated to support iPhone X and 8

    The wireless chargers at Starbucks will get updated to support iPhone X and 8

    Yes, you should be able to charge your new iPhone X or iPhone 8 at Starbucks. Apple announced earlier this week that its new iPhones will include support for wireless charging through the Qi standard. But as far as charging in Starbucks is concerned, there seemed to be a catch: Starbucks’ charging pads from Powermat support a different standard, PMA. This is a solvable problem, according… Read More

  • Crunch Report | Everything Apple 2017

    Apple releases the new iPhone X and iPhone 8, the latest version of the Apple Watch (Series 3) and Apple TV 4K. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

  • The iPhone is officially getting wireless charging

    The iPhone is officially getting wireless charging

    It’s been a long time coming, but it’s finally happening: the iPhone is getting wireless charging. Apple just announced as much while debuting the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. Perhaps most interesting: Apple didn’t go and make an all new standard here. They’re using Qi (pronounced “Chee”) — an open standard that has been in the works for nearly a decade. Read More

  • Crunch Report | Flying Car for $400,000

    Musical.ly releases Ping Pong, a new video messenger app, PAL-V is pre-selling its flying car, Elon Musk talks about the symbiosis of mind and machine and Apple might be contemplating wireless charging for the iPhone 8. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

  • The next iPhone could feature wireless charging

    The next iPhone could feature wireless charging

    Apple is now a member of the Wireless Power Consortium. As spotted by 9to5mac, the website has recently been updated to feature Apple as one of the 213 members. This update fuels recent rumors that Apple is going to add wireless charging in the next iPhone. While wireless charging is nothing new, Apple has been very cautious about this feature. The Apple Watch already works with a magnetic… Read More

  • With its new wireless ecosystem, Mophie wants to remove cords from your life

    With its new wireless ecosystem, Mophie wants to remove cords from your life

    More often than not, mobile devices are a permanent dash from power socket to power socket. Mophie is the #1 brand in extending your range between charges, and with the launch of “Charge Force”, the brand wants to remove incessant plugging and unplugging from your life, too, with a brand new wireless ecosystem. Read More

  • Wireless charging startup uBeam accused of being the next Theranos

    Wireless charging startup uBeam accused of being the next Theranos

    uBeam could be vaporware, according to a blogger claiming to be uBeam’s former VP of engineering. They accuse the startup of being unable to fulfill promises made about its technology. [Update: Reporter Lee Gomes confirmed with the author that they are former uBeam VP of Eng Paul Reynolds. More below] uBeam says it’s building a device that could wirelessly charge your phone or… Read More

  • Wireless Power And Battery Life Anxiety Crunch Network

    Wireless Power And Battery Life Anxiety

    Battery life is one of the most vexing problems in mobile tech. Indeed, Smartphone users consistently rate battery life as their No. 1 gripe. Consumers want better batteries, not wearables. So Apple’s recent announcement isn’t that surprising: iOS 9 will have a Low Power mode, which could provide an extra three hours of battery life. But that doesn’t solve the battery… Read More