First Qi2 Wireless Chargers Coming Soon

The first wireless chargers that support the new Qi2 charging standard are set to launch in time for the holiday season, according to an announcement shared today by the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC).

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Announced earlier this year, Qi2 is a next-generation Qi charging technology that incorporates a Magnetic Power Profile. Qi2 devices will work like Apple's MagSafe feature, using magnets for alignment and speedier charging.

The iPhone 15 models are the first of Apple's smartphones that support the Qi2 standard. More than 100 Qi2 device are in testing, according to the WPC, including chargers from companies like Belkin, Mophie, Anker, and Aircharge.

The Magnetic Power Profile was designed based on ‌MagSafe‌ contributions from Apple, and it is being combined with the new Extended Power Profile (EPP) to form what is considered "Qi2."

Qi2 is meant to ensure that phones and other battery-powered mobile products are perfectly aligned with chargers for improved energy efficiency and faster charging. It will allow for new accessories that would not be chargeable wirelessly using existing flat surface-to-flat surface devices.

Qi2 chargers that have already been announced promise to charge devices at up to 15W, but it is not yet clear if Apple's ‌iPhone 15‌ models will support faster wireless charging with Qi2 accessories. Apple's technical specifications page for the ‌iPhone 15‌ says that the devices support Qi wireless charging "up to 7.5W," with no mention of faster charging.

MagSafe-enabled ‌iPhone 15‌ models charge at 7.5W on the current Qi standard, and 15W when using Apple's ‌MagSafe‌ chargers.

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Top Rated Comments

mudflap Avatar
7 months ago

Yawn. Call me when it supports data transfer.
Yawn? We already have wireless data transfer everywhere.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Apple Fan 2008 Avatar
7 months ago

Wireless Power Consortium ('https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20231115984149/en') (WPC)
Man, why do all these tech standard organizations sound like some sort of military or economic treaty organization?
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
klasma Avatar
7 months ago

Wireless Power Consortium ('https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20231115984149/en')
…goes to define a standard for wired charging pucks.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
coolfactor Avatar
7 months ago

"Up to 7.5W?" Yay. Compared to 35W via USB-C for my iPhone 15.

Wireless charging for my iPhone 15 is *so much* slower than wired that I have essentially given up on using my wireless charging stand.
What is a typical scenario for you?

If you have your charger at your bedside, it doesn't need to be quick-charging. Same as if you've got it at your work desk.

Quick-charging reduces the battery life. That a fact, but so does the heat of inefficient wireless charging, and fast-charging wirelessly would be even worse.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TigerNike23 Avatar
7 months ago

Yawn. Call me when it supports data transfer.
You mean like… Bluetooth?
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mazz0 Avatar
7 months ago
Wow. At the rate it’s improving wireless charging will be almost as good as wired one day!
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)