When will next generation Qi2 wireless smartphone chargers be released and what capacity will they have?

November 16, 2023  23:10

According to a recent announcement from the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC), the first wireless charging devices supporting the new Qi2 charging standard will be available for purchase in 2023. This information is reported by MacRumors.

The Qi2 technology represents the next generation of the Qi standard. Qi2 devices will operate similarly to Apple MagSafe, utilizing magnets for alignment with the smartphone and enabling faster charging.

The iPhone 15 models are the first Apple smartphones to support the Qi2 standard. According to WPC, over 100 Qi2 devices are currently undergoing testing, including gadgets from companies such as Belkin, Mophie, Anker, and Aircharge.

The already announced Qi2 charging devices promise to charge smartphones with a current power of up to 15 watts. However, it is currently unclear whether the iPhone 15 will support such rapid wireless charging. There are doubts about this, as MacRumors reports that the specifications of the iPhone 15 indicate support for Qi wireless charging with a power of only up to 7.5 watts.

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