It only took Apple years too long, but we finally will get wireless charging with the new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X. Thankfully, this isn’t a feature reserved for the premium tenth-anniversary device. All of the new models Apple debuted today will have wireless charging, which means no more cables to required to charge up your devices. Just set your phone on any certified wireless charging pad and it’ll charge. Of course, after the company removed the headphone jack last year, you knew Apple had to come out with wireless charging. And to our surprise, your iPhone can charge with a standard Qi charging station instead of a proprietary wireless charging system as originally rumored.
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We were pleasantly surprised that the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X will be able to charge with all standard Qi charging stations instead of just the one offered by Apple. And wireless charging will make connecting to CarPlay easy in vehicles with wireless charging stations, since you won’t have to plug in with a Lightning cable.
I’m personally stoked about wireless charging, though it will be interesting to see how third-party companies create docking systems for the new iPhones with Apple’s wireless charging. Belkin and Mophie have both gotten a head start on this, debuting their own wireless iPhone charging pads right after the announcement. And Apple is expected to debut it’s own AirPower charging pad that has enough space to wirelessly charge an iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods. Should we say goodbye to traditional docks? Overall, it’s about time the iPhone gained this feature.
What do you think about wireless charging for the new iPhones?
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