iPhone 8 wireless charging reportedly not fast

iPhone 8 wireless charging reportedly not fast
It's pretty much confirmed that the premium Apple iPhone 8 (or iPhone Pro, or whatever it's called) will include wireless charging but the specifics of how it will work and if it will use a wireless charging standard or something proprietary (as Apple tends to do). But, the latest report says the iPhone 8 wireless charging might not be too fast.

According to an unnamed source for Macotakara, the iPhone 8 will use the Qi wireless standard, but it will not go for the full 15 watt charging that is part of the Qi 1.2 standard, which would be considered "quick charging." Instead, Apple has reportedly opted to stick with the Standard Power Profile that has a maximum output of 7.5 watts (5V/1.5A). 

Additionally, the report suggests that while the new iPhone will use the Qi wireless standard, Apple might lock it down using the same MFi chip that Apple requires for third-party accessories, so the Qi pad you might have laying around probably won't work. 

The iPhone 8 has been rumored to have a 5.8-inch OLED display, so it could have a battery about the same as the iPhone 7 Plus, meaning around 3000mAh. Charging at 7.5W won't be an issue for overnight fill-ups, but if you need a quick boost, you'll have to hold out hope for wired quick charging.

source: Macotakara

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145 Comments

1. Supah

Posts: 692; Member since: Mar 08, 2017

LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO So this IS the true wireless charging technology that iFans have been waiting for??

15. razmahtaz001

Posts: 501; Member since: May 11, 2013

re: 1. Supah (Posts: 186; Member since: 08 Mar 2017) LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO So this IS the true wireless charging technology that iFans have been waiting for?? ========================================= and dont forget, if iphonies have a qpad laying around, it might not work too LOL...but then again, regardless of the situation, iphonies will praise and hail apple once again LOL

2. darkkjedii

Posts: 31286; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Apple's greedy ass, will mos def have it's own pad, that you can count on. It will also probably work no better than what's out there, but they won't tell you that. The fact it's getting wireless charging, is cool enough. I'm getting the fast convertible charger and SD card, with my Note 8. Hollaaaa

136. Slytherin

Posts: 268; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

The sheep will buy it all bro! Apple knows it can fleece them all! Slow Wifi Charging and they'll paint it like its the best thing ever! f**k That! And Apple have the audacity of slapping $999 on the 64gb iPhone 8 version if the rumours are to be believed, yet everyone will get on Samsung's back for charging $930 for the Note 8 which is a far superior device in nearly every way! I've had to go on a sim-only plan for the time being, but i will get my Note 8 in Black on the 25th September! I can't f**king wait!

3. CLmaster

Posts: 98; Member since: Sep 06, 2014

Of course they would do this. That way they can justify the iPhone 9's price increase by adding a "new revolutionary feature": fast wireless charging. Oh, how I miss the early days of the iPhone with Steve Jobs.

24. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

....but it's not fast, it's slow wireless charging. Apple will probably add a light to the pad that goes from red to green when the iPhone finishes charging and iFans will call it revolutionary or "done right" and start frothing at the mouth.

63. cmdacos

Posts: 4259; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

We all already have these lights.

4. rdvn26

Posts: 77; Member since: Aug 04, 2017

They will add it later cuz apple needs money. Why add it now

6. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2246; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

This isn't a big deal...next year Apple will improve it for the 2018 models and release a larger 6.3"-6.4" model. I would guess that the 2018 model will be $1099, $1199, $1299 respectively which translates to $45-$54/mo on an 24 month installment plan...sick profits

100. tedkord

Posts: 17410; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Its amazing to see the rationalizations. Two months ago we were hearing that Apple won't release wireless until its right, it'll be a revolution. Now, it looks like it won't even be as advanced as what others had for a couple of years, and that's ok, because they'll make it better next year and make more profits. (like that should matter too their customers).

7. Atrixboyyy

Posts: 605; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Maybe they "innovated" on the technology haha

9. Subie

Posts: 2383; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Some car companies like Toyota have qi wireless charging pads built into the car. I know some people who use this tech. However if Apple makes their phone require a proprietary pad then I can see some disappointed car owners in the near future.

60. DRS1977

Posts: 679; Member since: May 27, 2015

I hope Apple does use a proprietary chip so Apple owners can feel the pain and make them spend more money.

12. Tipus

Posts: 894; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

" apple reinventing wireless charging.. others will follow.. " :))))))

18. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Poor Android lovers, they are searching here and there a rumor that makes them happy. Keep it up guys until 12 September, the day in which Apple will f**k you all.

34. Tipus

Posts: 894; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

Yeah, apple will show them no mercy :))) don't be so butthurt over the fkin phone bro :)

49. tedkord

Posts: 17410; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Apple can't hurt us, we still have the best rated phones in the world.

57. apple-rulz

Posts: 2186; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

teddy you don't own an S8 or S8+, and you aren't getting the Note 8, so please stop with that same tired response that you don't even believe.

102. tedkord

Posts: 17410; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Actually, I am getting the Note 8. It's just too good a deal they're offering Note 7 users - the hands down best phone on the planet for a bit over $500. I've just got to find out if the unlocked US version has full Verizon band compatibility. Its easy to believe my "tired line." I can just read all the reviews for evidence.

73. darkkjedii

Posts: 31286; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I can't wait to get my Note 8 ted. I'm gonna get the convertible fast wireless charger and sd card too. 20 days to go, till the king.

103. tedkord

Posts: 17410; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Me, too. I can't see any real use for the 360.

140. darkkjedii

Posts: 31286; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Right. The 360 is nice, but I'd never use it.

56. Atrixboyyy

Posts: 605; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

you and Bankz must share the same Apple a&#l beads

108. ShadowSnypa786

Posts: 592; Member since: Jan 06, 2017

More like they will f**k their followers in giving them a device that is behind in software/features but will cost more than most devices. BUt at least its smooth right :D And like someone else posted when there were rumours on s8 and note 8 there were plenty of people jumping on the bandwagon and hating and what you can't do it now?? Hypocrites.

22. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1079; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

Too be fair they don't support wired Fast charging either, so why expect fast wireless charging?

25. Nopers unregistered

You know why? Fast wireless charging kicks out a lot of heat, the first Samsung accessories to support it had an internal fan. Apple will probably want to go thin and cheap with it which means easier assembly and higher profits. I've never used wireless charging before so I don't really give two s**ts if I have to plug it in to charge quickly.

47. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Excuses. Maybe thst wad then, it's not the case now. Stop making excuses foe Apples overpriced S8 wanna be at a ripoff price. Here is what is so funny. APPLE will have a commercial saying they have wirelwss charging. The preprogrammed fans will say, "oh just like Samsung. Nooooooo its not like Samsung. Close though, but no white. Samsung released fast wireless chargers just a few months after the standard wireless one. But already stated the phones use both. Even with Apple tiny battery, the wireless charger are slower than the wired. Even Samsung own fast wireless charger takes 108mins vs the fast wired charger taking about 88 mins. The standard wirelwss charges the S6/7/8 in about 2:30. Still faster than Apples standard wall charger. Please aomeone explain how this catchup to the S6 phone is worth $1000 when the S6 was $650

137. Slytherin

Posts: 268; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Exactly! there's no point trying to educate them, they are iZombies! And what did you say before Techie, the iPhone has a 60% failure rate? Apple can keep their buttery smooth boring iJunk! f**k that lol

35. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

Years behind the industry, as usual...but alas, I can already imagine the dumbass excuses hypocrites and iFans will be making to bend over for this.

38. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Laughing my frikkin ass off. APPLE short changing you fools again!!! No fast charging? What's the point. No one is gonna use it. Wireless charging is cool when fast charging is available. Other than that, it takes as long or longer than a standard wall charger. Question. How is the S7 edge not worth $800 and it has fast charging qith both wired and wireless and Apple cant even match this? What a frikkin crock. And Apple wants $1000 for this? And yet you all say the Note 8 isn't worth $1000? The Note has fast wired and wireless and has had this for the 3 model now. The Galaxy S has support wireless charging since the S4. All SnapDragon 800+ chips support wireless charging and fast charging is supported as well. APPLE still.lightyears behind. But the freaks only worry about how fast an app opens or closes. How about what features youre paying for, but aren't getting.

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