iOS 11.2 unlocks faster wireless charging on iPhone X, 8 and 8 Plus

November 14th, 2017   decode   Android 7.1

Apple is unlocking faster wireless charging on the iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus with the iOS 11.2 firmware update.

Up until iOS 11.1 the Qi-enabled iPhones could charge wirelessly by up to 5W and after 11.2 they can go as high as 7.5W – this was divulged by accessory maker RAVpower.

The new, higher speed of the iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X doesn’t quite put them as high as the competition from Samsung (which can reach 15W through a supported charger) but it may turn out that in practice they’ll charge equally fast.

There are several officially supported Qi fast wireless…

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