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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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posted on 13 Sep 2017, 10:49

1. Flash (banned) (Posts: 1972; Member since: 19 May 2017)


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

posted on 13 Sep 2017, 11:08 2

8. sgodsell (Posts: 5057; Member since: 16 Mar 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.

posted on 13 Sep 2017, 11:09 1

9. nctx77 (Posts: 2489; Member since: 03 Sep 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!

posted on 14 Sep 2017, 04:11

16. submar (Posts: 612; Member since: 19 Sep 2014)


Sounds like you would die for Apple.

posted on 13 Sep 2017, 10:51 11

2. submar (Posts: 612; Member since: 19 Sep 2014)


But, but ifans say wireless charging is stupid.

posted on 13 Sep 2017, 10:53 2

4. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 3692; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


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

posted on 13 Sep 2017, 13:53

13. itsrelevant (Posts: 56; Member since: 24 Aug 2017)


I agree. Skipping this years X and waiting for Apple to complete their true wireless charging research/production.

posted on 13 Sep 2017, 10:54 10

7. Deadeye37 (Posts: 196; Member since: 25 Jan 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.

posted on 13 Sep 2017, 13:28

12. cnour (Posts: 1647; Member since: 11 Sep 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.

posted on 13 Sep 2017, 14:55 2

14. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 3692; Member since: 05 Apr 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.

posted on 13 Sep 2017, 10:52 7

3. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 3692; Member since: 05 Apr 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.

posted on 13 Sep 2017, 10:53 9

5. gigicoaste (Posts: 222; Member since: 21 Feb 2016)


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

posted on 13 Sep 2017, 10:54 9

6. technitude (Posts: 190; Member since: 19 Dec 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.

posted on 13 Sep 2017, 12:08 2

10. Metalspy8 (Posts: 65; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


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

posted on 13 Sep 2017, 12:44 1

11. gigicoaste (Posts: 222; Member since: 21 Feb 2016)


And ram!

posted on 13 Sep 2017, 22:44

15. cmdacos (Posts: 867; Member since: 01 Nov 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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