The first wireless chargers to support the new Qi2 charging standard will launch in time for the holiday season, according to an announcement released today by the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC).
Introduced earlier this year, Qi2 is a next-generation Qi charging technology that includes a Magnetic Power profile. Qi2 devices work like Apple’s MagSafe, using magnets for alignment and faster charging.
The models iPhone 15 They are the first Apple smartphones to support the Qi2 standard. According to the WPC, more than 100 Qi2 devices are being tested, including chargers from companies such as Belkin, Mophie, Anker and Aircharge.
The Magnetic Power Profile was developed based on input from Apple’s “MagSafe” and is combined with the new Extended Power Profile (EPP) to form what is called “Qi2”.
Qi2’s goal is to ensure that phones and other battery-powered mobile products are perfectly matched with chargers for better energy efficiency and faster charging. It will enable the development of new accessories that otherwise could not provide surface-to-flat wireless charging capabilities.
This is what the already announced Qi2 chargers promise Charge up to 15W, but it’s not yet clear whether the iPhone 15 will support faster wireless charging with Qi2 accessories. Apple’s specs page for the iPhone 15 says the devices support Qi wireless charging “up to 7.5W,” with no mention of faster charging.
The “iPhone 15” models charge with the current Qi standard at 7.5 W and when using Apple’s “MagSafe” chargers at 15 W.