iPhone 15 models still limited to 7.5W on Qi chargers, no improvement in fast charging.

iPhone 15 models still limited to 7.5W on Qi chargers, no improvement in fast charging.

The Evolution of Wireless Charging: iPhone 15 Misses the Mark

When the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro models were introduced today, Apple’s Kaiann Drance mentioned that they support the next-generation Qi2 charging standard, but that apparently does not mean that Qi charging will be faster.

With the launch of the highly anticipated iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro, Apple enthusiasts were eager to uncover the latest advancements in wireless charging technology. However, it seems that Apple missed the mark when it comes to faster charging speeds. While the devices support the next-generation Qi2 charging standard, Apple’s technical specifications page reveals that Qi-based charging is still limited to a mere 7.5W, while MagSafe charging boasts double the power at 15W.

Qi2 is a promising new wireless charging standard that utilizes Apple’s renowned MagSafe charging technology. It introduces the Magnetic Power Profile, designed to align smartphones perfectly with charging devices, ultimately leading to improved energy efficiency and faster charging. Some companies have already announced Qi2 chargers capable of delivering 15W charging speeds, equivalent to MagSafe. However, Apple’s iPhones do not seem to support this faster charging functionality.

While wireless charging enthusiasts may feel disappointed, it’s worth noting that there have been no improvements to MagSafe charging speeds either. Previous rumors suggesting the introduction of quicker ENBLE charging have turned out to be incorrect. Speculations from 9to5Mac indicated that the iPhone 15 models could support faster charging speeds using a 35W charger, but Apple’s technical specifications page does not list any improvement in fast charging.

Despite the lack of increased charging speeds, iPhone 15 models will still impress with their ability to charge up to 50% in just around 30 minutes when using a 20W or higher adapter. However, it remains to be seen whether using a 35W or higher charger will further expedite the charging process. One can only speculate until the devices are released and put to the test.

All in all, while the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro prove to be formidable devices in many aspects, the absence of faster charging speeds is a missed opportunity. Nevertheless, Apple continues to refine and evolve its wireless charging capabilities, leaving room for exciting future advancements in the field. As technology enthusiasts, we eagerly await the day when faster wireless charging becomes a reality for Apple’s smartphone lineup. Until then, we can still celebrate the overall convenience and efficiency that wireless charging brings to our daily lives.