The imminent release of iOS 17.2 marks a significant turning point for iPhone wireless charging, ushering in a new era with the introduction of the Qi2 wireless charging standard. This innovative technology promises to revolutionize the way iPhone users experience wireless charging by delivering many exciting benefits.
Goodbye, slow charging! Qi2 wireless charging standard brings speed and efficiency to iPhone
Qi2 represents a significant evolution of the existing Qi standard, incorporating a crucial innovation: a ring of magnets reminiscent of MagSafe. This seemingly simple addition unlocks a world of possibilities, boosting charging speeds to an impressive 15W. This translates to faster, more convenient wireless charging for both Android and iPhone users, finally bridging the gap between the two platforms.
The iPhone 15 and 15 Pro were the first to embrace Qi2, but iOS 17.2 expands its reach to include the entire iPhone 13 and 14 series. While specifics regarding charging speeds on these older models remain under wraps, the expectation is a seamless transition to the full 15W potential of Qi2, empowering users with a significantly enhanced charging experience.
Accompanying the iOS 17.2 update is the burgeoning Qi2 accessory ecosystem. Leading brands like Belkin, Mophie, and Anker are at the forefront of this development, with their Qi2-compatible accessories expected to hit the market just in time for the holiday season. Over 100 devices are currently undergoing certification, promising a diverse array of choices for users seeking to leverage the power of Qi2.
The arrival of iOS 17.2 and Qi2 is particularly exciting for owners of the iPhone 13 and 14 models. This update unlocks their full wireless charging potential, allowing them to experience the lightning-fast speeds of Qi2 chargers. This eliminates the need to upgrade to the latest iPhone model to enjoy the benefits of cutting-edge wireless charging technology.
The iOS 17.2 update extends far beyond Qi2, offering many exciting additions for iPhone users. The Journal app provides a dedicated space for capturing thoughts and ideas, while the spatial video capture feature exclusive to the iPhone 15 Pro elevates videography to new heights. Additionally, the update tackles common wireless charging issues experienced in certain cars and empowers users with the ability to customize notification sounds.