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A closer look at Apple’s wireless charging and AirPower Charging mat

Monday, September 18th, 2017

The iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X are the first devices in Apple’s mobile history to offer Qi wireless charging.

What is Qi Charging?

Already in use on Samsung devices (Samsung Galaxy S8 & S8+), Qi charging allows you to wirelessly charge a compatible device’s battery using induction transfer, simply by placing it on top of a wireless pad. Qi Wireless Charging uses a resonant inductive coupling between the sender (the charging station) and the reciever (the mobile device)

source: CNET

Unusually for Apple, the tech giant have made their wireless charging feature compatible with any Qi charger, not just their upcoming AirPower accessory.

What is the AirPower?

The upcoming AirPower pad will not only charge the latest iPhones, but also the Apple Watch and AirPods simultaneously. Apple have also said it is working on the AirPower becoming fully Qi-compliant, meaning that the AirPower will offer compatibility with non-Apple Qi-compliant products.

When will the AirPower be available and how much will it cost?

Apple said that AirPower will be available in 2018, with no set date or price announced as yet.

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