With all the news about wireless charging in the iPhone 8, it might not be worth all the hype it’s been making. We’ve been seeing various leaked images of wireless charging components for the coming line of iPhone devices. Although, according to Macotakara, a Japanese website, it might not be worth it.
The current Qi wireless charging standard has an output reaching 15 watts, which is fast enough for normal use. Instead of 15 watts of power, Apple will be using only half of that at 7.5 watts.
With reliability at approximately 80%, this will make charging even slower. We’re not sure why this decision was made but it’s definitely a letdown for convenient charging.
Another hindrance to convenience is its lack of compatibility. Only Apple-certified wireless chargers will work with the iPhones. We’re not yet sure if these chargers will be compatible with Android devices.