wireless charging

iPhone 13 Leak Hints at Reverse Wireless Charging [VIDEO]

[caption id="attachment_355942" align="aligncenter" width="1440"] Image: EverythingApplePro E A P on YouTube[/caption] In a recently published roundup of iPhone 13 (and more) leaks on YouTube, EverythingApplePro lent authenticity to reports of the iPhone 13 lineup featuring larger wireless charging coils inside the chassis. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJsJJZYo9AQ Apple may very well incorporate larger wireless charging coils to compensate for the...

Wireless Charging Drastically Less Efficient Than Charging With a Cord: REPORT

Modern flagship smartphones are increasingly turning to wireless charging as a handy alternative to plugging in a physical cord to juice up. While the feature can be convenient, efficiency will need to be addressed before wired chargers become obsolete. [caption id="attachment_337306" align="aligncenter" width="640"] OneZero[/caption] "According to new calculations from OneZero and iFixit," writes OneZero's Eric Ravenscraft, "wireless...

Wild Rumour Claims Next-Gen AirPods Case Will Charge your iPhone

Citing an industry source familiar with Apple's plans, a report by Nikkei Asian Review is claiming that Apple will soon allow users to wirelessly charge their iPhones using the AirPods charging case. "The product could be available as soon as the end of this year. However, the schedule is still subject to change” the source told the publication....

Apple Acquires Wireless Charging Company PowerbyProxi

On Wednesday, Apple announced the acquisition of PowerbyProxi, a small New Zealand-based company specializing in wireless charging technology based on the Qi standard. In a rare comment confirming the acquisition, Apple SVP of Hardware Engineering Dan Riccio told local publication Stuff: "The team will be a great addition as Apple works to create a wireless...

Only Select Qi Wireless Chargers Compatible with Apple Watch Series 3

Last week, Apple announced the AirPower mat, its own Qi standard-based wireless charging accessory, with the ability to not only charge the new iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X, but also the Apple Watch Series 3. While the accessory supports both AirPower and Qi charging standards, Apple did not mention what standard applies to the new Apple Watch. In...

Apple Introduces New Cases, Accessories for 2017 iPhone Lineup

Apple today debuted the brand-new iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X, among other products, during its special event. To supplement these upcoming releases, Apple has also introduced a number of new wireless accessories and cases in a variety of new colours. One of the most notable additions is a new Leather Folio case,...

Apple’s Wireless Charging Module to Debut at a Later Date: KGI

The three new iPhones that Apple is expected to launch on Tuesday reportedly support wireless charging, but the company's first-party wireless charger isn't yet ready, according to an insider. Mere hours ahead of the unveiling of the long-awaited iPhone X (or whatever Apple's gonna call its 10th anniversary iPhone), famous Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities has claimed that wireless charging...

Wireless Charging on Apple’s ‘iPhone 8’ to Top Out at 7.5W

Despite more powerful options being available, Apple will allegedly be going a 7.5 watts wireless charging option on the "iPhone 8." On Saturday, Japanese blog Macotakara claimed that the company is skipping the primary feature of the Wireless Power Consortium's Qi 1.2.x standard, which is 15-watt "fast" charging. The 15-watt specification is already offered by some Qi charging...

Leaked Images Purportedly Show iPhone 8 Wireless Charging Components

Following speculation that the Apple has already begun mass production for its upcoming flagship handset, leaked images of what is purportedly iPhone components and schematics for its wireless charging technology have made their way online. The images, shared by Zealer on Weibo (a Chinese microblogging site), show wireless charging circuitry that’s apparently going to be built into the iPhone...

Newly Leaked Images of ‘iPhone 8’ Internals Show Wireless Charging Coil

According to a new report by MacRumors, a Foxconn employee has allegedly taken new images of the iPhone 8's internals and posted them on Weibo, giving a glimpse at the upcoming anniversary edition iPhone’s components, including a wireless charging coil. Since there is no layered view of the device’s internals, it appears they were not taken via x-ray...