iOS 17.4 Seemingly Brings Qi2 Wireless Charging Support to iPhone 12

iOS 17.4 brings support for 15W wireless charging with Qi2 to the iPhone 12, according to Macworld.

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Qi2 is a next-generation wireless charging technology designed by the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) and based on MagSafe. ‌MagSafe‌ was first introduced on the ‌iPhone‌ 12 and offers speeds of up to 15W. Third-party wireless chargers without ‌MagSafe‌ certification have been limited to maximum speeds of 7.5W, but Qi2 can reach the full 15W.

Last year, Apple enabled 15W speeds with Qi2 wireless chargers on the iPhone 13 and iPhone 14 via iOS 17.2. The iPhone 15 lineup already supported Qi2 upon launch, leaving the ‌iPhone‌ 12 as the only ‌iPhone‌ model with ‌MagSafe‌ without the faster charging capability when using Qi2 accessories.

Citing reader reports and its own tests, Macworld claims that the ‌iPhone‌ 12 is able to charge at 15W when using a Qi2 wireless charger after an update to iOS 17.4. When using a Qi2 charger, the device now displays the animation that only appears when 15W charging is active and tests with the Anker Qi2 MagGo Wireless Charger demonstrated charging speeds in line with ‌MagSafe‌.

Apple openly stated that iOS 17.2 brought Qi2 support to the ‌iPhone 13‌ and ‌iPhone 14‌, but it did not make any such claim about iOS 17.4 and the ‌iPhone‌ 12. This may be because the ‌iPhone‌ 12's wireless charging technology was built around the original Qi standard and ‌MagSafe‌ before Qi2 was finalized.

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3530025 Avatar
12 weeks ago

but wait! everyone kept saying Apple deliberately makes phones worse via software updates to get people to upgrade.
This one has been proved at court, what's your point?

Multiple times even

And it's not just about [I]phones software updates [/I]-

they're awfully quiet now.
Your comment is the first one - it's pretty nonsensical to say "they're quit now". Of course, because everyone was quiet about everything when you're the first commenter.
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nt5672 Avatar
12 weeks ago

but wait! everyone kept saying Apple deliberately makes phones worse via software updates to get people to upgrade.

they're awfully quiet now.
One positive example versus 100s of negative examples does not counter the obvious.
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vegetassj4 Avatar
12 weeks ago
I prefer my custom wired charger @ 1.21 jigowatts

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truthsteve Avatar
12 weeks ago
but wait! everyone kept saying Apple deliberately makes phones worse via software updates to get people to upgrade.

they're awfully quiet now.
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truthsteve Avatar
12 weeks ago

[HEADING=2]Apple hit with €25 million fine in France for iPhone slowdown controversy[/HEADING]

Yeah, totally not guilty... Tell me more about it.
" was first introduced with iOS 10.2.1, and was designed to prevent unexpected shutdowns as old batteries degraded over time."

lol continue on with the worst example you can come up with.

" The problem was that it never communicated this to its customers"

so it's not due to the shutdown

do you even read your own articles you link?
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truthsteve Avatar
12 weeks ago

This one has been proved at court, what's your point?

1. you clearly didn't read the article. " it denied any wrongdoing but was concerned with the cost of continuing litigation."

2. Slowdowns were to prevent random shutdowns due to old batteries. Meanwhile Samsung asks the user to replace the batteries while it continues to randomly shutdown because...simple physics. Apple literally did a software update to extend the life of the device so that no user would need to shell out money to continue using their old device. Lmao you chose the WORST example for your argument.

Awfully quiet now.
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