iPhone 15 Expected to Support Both Qi2 and MagSafe Wireless Charging With Up to 15W Speeds

Apple's upcoming iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro models will support the new Qi2 wireless charging standard, according to ChargerLAB, a reliable source of charging-related information. The first Qi2-certified chargers are expected to be available in time for the 2023 holiday season, according to the Wireless Power Consortium.

Qi2 is based on Apple's MagSafe standard, meaning that Qi2 chargers will likely be able to charge iPhone 15 models at up to 15W speeds like Apple's MagSafe Charger. With current iPhones, non-MagSafe wireless chargers are limited to 7.5W speeds.

ChargerLAB notes that Qi2 chargers do not need to use Apple's pricy MagSafe module, and are not required to be certified under Apple's "Made for iPhone" program, which will bring more affordable MagSafe-like chargers to the market. The website confirmed with supply chain sources that the wholesale price of Apple's MagSafe module is about $16, while the Qi2 module apparently costs less than one third as much.

ChargerLAB and its Chinese sister website Chongdiantou appear to be the source behind the rumor from earlier this week claiming that iPhone 15 models will support 15W charging with third-party chargers. The websites have leaked several accurate charging-related details about future iPhones and Apple power adapters in the past.

Apple is expected to launch the iPhone 15 lineup in September. MagSafe is expected to remain supported on the devices alongside Qi2.

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Top Rated Comments

dustin.haley Avatar
5 days ago at 08:05 am

Lower cost happy customers, thanks EU.
This doesn’t have anything to do with EU… Apple essentially donated their standard and I’m assuming their patents to Qi. Thanks, Apple.*
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MacWiz_007 Avatar
5 days ago at 08:01 am
Woo doggy! 15w charging...slow down Apple. I mean, I could probably charge my phone from 0 to 100% in less than 2 hours with this! Can't innovate anymore, my ass!!! ?
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Morichan Avatar
5 days ago at 08:00 am
Lower cost happy customers, thanks EU.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Lounge vibes 05 Avatar
5 days ago at 08:12 am

Lower cost happy customers, thanks EU.
Sir this is a Wendy’s.
Qi2 is not necessarily cheaper, and has absolutely nothing to do with the EU
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Candy Apple+ Nutz Avatar
5 days ago at 08:15 am

Woo doggy! 15w charging...slow down Apple. I mean, I could probably charge my phone from 0 to 100% in less than 2 hours with this! Can't innovate anymore, my ass!!! ?
They aren’t stoping there, with iPhone 16, they just might allow 16w.

Gotta match the model number from here on out. Expect great things!!!
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
anson42 Avatar
5 days ago at 09:04 am

Haha exactly! 15w charging in 2023 is an absolute travesty.
From an industry standards perspective, isn't 15W wireless charging pretty much the max for phones today? The new pixel can wirelessly charge at 23W but you do have to use a proprietary charger, which I suppose is what the MagSafe was. I imagine now that MagSafe is part of Qi2, Apple will want to create MagSafe2 to support higher wattage and charge more for that.
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