Over 1,400 Powermat Charging Spot locations are waiting to wirelessly charge your iPhone X and iPhone 8

Over 1,400 Powermat Charging Spot locations are waiting to wirelessly charge your iPhone X and iPhone 8


With the iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus (all announced yesterday), Apple finally has smartphones that support wireless charging. Hooray! Now, while Apple plans to release its own AirPower wireless charging mat, this won't be out before 2018. Until then, you'll have to buy third-party wireless charging accessories if you want to charge your new iPhone cable-free in your home.



 



Fortunately, you'll also be able to wirelessly charge any of the three new iPhones even if you don't actually own a compatible accessory, as long as you visit a location where Powermat Charging Spots are installed. Powermat today announced that the iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus are fully compatible with its wireless Charging Spots. In case you didn't know, right now, you can find Powermat Charging Spots in over 1,400 locations across the US, including in Starbucks stores.



 



To easily check for Powermat Charging Spot locations near you, you should download the official Powermat app via iTunes (see the second source link below). In fact, you should download the app anyway once you get your hands on a new iPhone, as you won't be able to actually charge the device on a Powermat Spot without it.



 



sources: Powermat, iTunes

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15 Comments

1. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

THIS is a great feature for the iphone to have even though I've never really cared about wireless charging.

8. sgodsell

Posts: 6585; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

99% of Apple's power mat locations are at it's Apple campus and now stores. ;-) However you can buy Qi charging furniture from Ikea, Amazon, and other locations. Some Starbucks have had wireless charging tables as well. I hope more restaurants put more of these wireless charging stations in there tables.

9. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

I laughed at the feature until I realized that it very convenient in cars. That's where I will use mine. I don't think Apple realized this either and is why they denounced it at first. The forward thinking is definitely lacking since Jobs death! It's understandable for me to overlook that, but not them!

16. submar

Posts: 713; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

Sounds like you would die for Apple.

2. submar

Posts: 713; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

But, but ifans say wireless charging is stupid.

4. RebelwithoutaClue

Posts: 5465; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

Actually, they said inductive charging isn't wireless charging at all and is stupid. Which QI charging is (inductive)

7. Deadeye37

Posts: 274; Member since: Jan 25, 2011

That was before the iPhones had wireless charging. Now that they have wireless charging, its the best, most innovative thing that Apple has invented to date.

12. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Yes stupid before Apple does it, why? Since once Apple does it all the restaurants and the places will put charging spots. I know it is hard to digest this but this is a reality.

14. RebelwithoutaClue

Posts: 5465; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

Perhaps in your reality distorted field, not that many businesses have QI. But they are already everywhere, in modern cars, Starbucks, McDonalds, restaurants, Amazon, Ikea furniture, all around the world they were already integrating QI. Will it improve with Apple joining in? Of course. But all the places and restaurants is just plain exaggeration.

3. RebelwithoutaClue

Posts: 5465; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

I am glad they use the QI standard. Ikea has a lot of stuff with builtin QI charging http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/categories/departments/wireless_charging McDonalds offer those in many countries as well And the number of businesses offer a QI charge pad will only increase now that Apple is finally on board.

5. gigicoaste

Posts: 428; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

Interesting how suddenly is good and useful tech. Such sad people living in their box locked down.

6. technitude

Posts: 259; Member since: Dec 19, 2013

You know what's sad. After many millions of phones have had wireless charging for years, it'll probably explode 100 fold now that the iPhone will use it. But I guess that's good.

10. Metalspy8

Posts: 148; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

yet we still have no idea what SIZE the battery will be..and Iphonearena has no issue with not knowing that,,wow

11. gigicoaste

Posts: 428; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

And ram!

15. cmdacos

Posts: 3651; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Hmmm where did the Powermat compatibility get mentioned? Why wouldn’t they have mentioned it’s dual standard in the keynote? Is this even confirmed or as usual did a PA writer F up?

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