IOS 11.2 Will Feature Faster iPhone 8, iPhone X Wireless Charging

Ken Copeland
November 15, 2017

With the new software update iOS 11.2, Apple is planning to unlock faster wireless charging capabilities on the iPhone X, iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus. This will give users a small, but noticeable boost in charging speeds over current 5W charging levels.

Using the Belkin charger that Apple sells, which does support 7.5W charging speeds, the iPhone X was charged from 46 to 66 percent over the course of thirty minutes. Minimal display bezels, OLED display panels and wireless charging have all been in the Android domain for a few generations (or more). Although the added support for 7.5W Qi charging won't introduce a dramatically quicker wireless charging experience, the evidence points out that users should expect marginally improved charging speeds.

MacRumors tested the upcoming feature using the Belkin charger. The same phone took more than 30 minutes to get from 40 percent to 60 percent while charging wirelessly on a Qi pad.

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MacRumors' testing suggested a slightly faster charge.

The current Qi standard, version 1.2, allows for up to 15W, so Apple isn't in the lead here. It will, it's said, upgrade the 2017 iPhone range's wireless charging power support to 7.5W. That requires a compatible smartphone, of course, and not all charging pads are compliant with that maximum rate.

iOS 11.2 is in public beta right now, and usually a full release isn't far behind.

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