The Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) recently announced the development of new wireless iPhone 15 chargers, built using Apple’s MagSafe technology. These chargers are expected to be available this holiday season and will be compatible with over 100 devices currently undergoing testing. The WPC has stated that companies like Belkin, Mophie, Anker, and Aircharge have all pre-announced Qi2 products that will integrate with Apple’s latest technology.
Qi2, the new wireless charging standard, promises faster charging, higher efficiency, and greater convenience. It replaces the original Qi charging standard, which is over 13 years old, and offers support for 15-watt charging. Additionally, it boasts foreign object detection and enhanced safety features to prevent device damage or battery life shortening.
One of the key benefits of Qi2 is its interoperability, with the potential for industry-wide adoption. This means that Qi2 chargers should be compatible with a wide range of devices worldwide. The protocol even allows for the charging of unusually-shaped accessories that may struggle with a flat charging pad.
All Qi2 devices will feature a distinctive logo for branding, ensuring that users are using authentic chargers. And for those curious about pronunciation, it’s “chee two”.