Once again, rumors call for 2017 iPhone users to shell out cash for wireless charging accessories
by Alan Friedman / Aug 21, 2017, 8:25 AM
The CEO of contract assembler Wriston, Robert Hwang, said earlier this year that wireless charging on the iPhone requires the new models to undergo different kinds of testing. It also requires Apple to use a glass back on the new phones instead of a metal one, because the latter can block the necessary magnetic signals that are required when using a wireless charger.
Images of components allegedly used with the wireless charging pad recently surfaced on Chinese micro-blogging site Weibo. According to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple will be using the standard belonging to the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC), which is the group that supports the Qi wireless charging platform. Kuo says that Apple will make wireless charging for the iPhone an optional feature requiring the purchase of accessories for the phone. Gruber not only concurs, he adds that wireless charging might not be enabled for the new iPhone models until an update to iOS 11.1 is disseminated.
And in 2018 apple are going to remove the screen and sell it to you separately....
posted on Aug 21, 2017, 8:27 AM 18
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As if all other phones that support inductive charging don't require you to buy a separate charging pad....TFOH!!!
posted on Aug 21, 2017, 8:38 AM 4
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Like when Samsung and LG launched wireless charging, they needed a different back cover to enable wireless charging. As we are talking about non removable back covers, chances are that users might need to purchase a case to enable wireless charging maybe? Atleast that's what rumors suggest. As a smartphone user, I don't care if I have to buy charging pad separately but I'll be and I was pissed when phone itself needed additional accessories to enable stuff
posted on Aug 21, 2017, 10:58 AM 0
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Android phone support any Qi charging pad you may already have or are able to get your hands on. If it is capable of doing wireless charging then it does it out of the box. Apple is going to make people buy a specific pad to "activate" the feature. According to these reports that may or not be true. Is that really too complicated for you to comprehend?
posted on Aug 21, 2017, 11:22 AM 4
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Reading comprehension isnt your strength, huh? According to this, you'll have to buy a specific apple approved charger before apple will activate the "optional feature". Thats not what android phones do... TFOH!!!
posted on Aug 21, 2017, 11:18 AM 1
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Why would Apple change their ways. Apple sticks to their lightning port to make money from all the 3rd party lightning supported accessories, adapters, and devices that use lightning. Even though USB-C is much faster, supports higher current, and has a lot more support from other OEMs. Screw the Steve Jobs convince to the users. Apple has officially embraced the Tim Cook way to make more money at the expense of convince. Just look at the MacBooks another prime example where you have no other ports but USB-C ports. You cannot even plug an iPhone into a new MacBook, unless you buy a dongle. Mo money, mo money. ;-)
posted on Aug 21, 2017, 9:12 AM 2
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It's odd to me they didn't pull a Samsung and support both wireless charging standards because, you know, that's a thing.
posted on Aug 21, 2017, 8:30 AM 0
According to Ray S., Apple's version wireless charging will be "effortless". I'm anxious to see how something that is standardized by a consortium can be any more effortless than the rest. Of course, PA also said Apple would only implement wireless charging if it was from a distance. So I'm starting think that maybe some of their articles a based completely on their fanboyism and not facts.
posted on Aug 21, 2017, 8:45 AM 14
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Maybe Apple developed some crazy magnetic technology so the phone is literally ripped from your hand and attaches to the charging pad. I find setting my Android devices on a pad or stand pretty effortless right now.
posted on Aug 21, 2017, 9:04 AM 3
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Ray S. basically called anyone who disagrees with Apple on anything "backwards and selfish". Kinda tells you how much work went into that bit about wireless charging.
posted on Aug 21, 2017, 9:20 AM 2
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"Ray S. basically called anyone who disagrees with Apple on anything "backwards and selfish" Yeah, he said that in this editorial:https://www.phonearena.com/new
posted on Aug 21, 2017, 9:54 AM 4
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There is a technology created by WiPower, which Qualcomm bought, that does support charging from a distance. However the maximum range is about 3-5ft. The reason is, if you turn of the power n the source to emit stronger waves to charge from a farther distance, the electro-magnetic field is dangerous to humans and animals. Like all wireless things, distance dictates how fast it will or won't be. The tech is not ready from prime time and it has been worked on since late 200x and yet it is still on a case by case usage.
posted on Aug 21, 2017, 10:13 AM 0
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I thought the plan was to be able to charge the new iPhone from about a metre from the charger, like 'true wireless charging'. Did that plan get shelved?
posted on Aug 21, 2017, 10:40 AM 0
There was a lot of hooplah of it being Energous with Apple rolling out true wireless charging this year. Energous did say that a tier 1 company they been working with will have it released within the year, so everyone thought it was Apple or at least Samsung but I guess we will have to wait till next year for true wireless charging
posted on Aug 21, 2017, 11:35 AM 0
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