Apple iPhone 12 to have wireless charging with magnetic attachment

05 August 2020
The magnets will help align the phone’s wireless coil to the coil of the charging pad.

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  • KyleRobbo

Furiounx, 06 Aug 2020Hypothetically, could we stick it on the fridge?I tried my iPad Pro 12.9 against my fridge and it stuck. But I got scared 😆 It looked like one of those Samsung/ LG Smartfridge.

At present, the mainstream wireless charging schemes on the market are mostly based on the Qi standard of the WPC Wireless Charging Alliance. Although many existing high-power wireless charging protocols are beyond the scope of the Qi standard, they do not violate the Qi standard in principle. It exists in a compatible form.

On the other hand, Apple's new magnetic wireless charging solution launched on the iPhone 12 is more or less in conflict with the existing mainstream Qi wireless charging solution. The most important one is compatibility. Is the magnetic wireless charging solution of iPhone 12 compatible with the Qi standard? How to ensure that the Qi wireless charger charges the iPhone 12 normally without triggering the foreign object detection function(FOD)? and many more. These questions may only get accurate answers after the iPhone 12 is on the market.3. What problems will the magnetic wireless charging solution bring?

"Cupertino is planning to introduce the first phone with magnetic positioning"

God, Apple invented nothing, it was the Palm Pre which introduced magnetic charging AND positioning:

https://youtu.be/fpfQSLBezn4

Anonymous, 06 Aug 2020Considering the industry standard of what a $1000 phone sho... moreYou assume the industry have adopted the right standard. I disagree.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 06 Aug 2020Batterygate exposed them as money grabbing thugs. Wouldn&#... moreKnowing someone with an iphone that shuts off by itself all the time, and i tell her its the battery that needs replacement. Apple might be in it for the money, but also protecting idiots from themselves

  • Anonymous

Kingsley, 06 Aug 2020Palm pre did this in 2009! It was great!God do I wish Palm had survived.

Anonymous, 06 Aug 2020Batterygate exposed them as money grabbing thugs. Wouldn&#... moredisgust the iPhone that much, but embrace every iPhone related article

Furiounx, 06 Aug 2020Hypothetically, could we stick it on the fridge?lolll

Anonymous, 06 Aug 2020Batterygate exposed them as money grabbing thugs. Wouldn&#... moreAgain, more android sour grapes trying to make themselves feel good.

Uh, why did I even reply to this?

  • Anonymous

Peachy001, 06 Aug 2020I'm in the, finally, a flagship with a plastic back, c... moreConsidering the industry standard of what a $1000 phone should be, its an abomination

  • Anonymous

JDK, 05 Aug 2020yeah, did you read my "they slowed down the devices ca... moreBatterygate exposed them as money grabbing thugs.
Wouldn't touch iPhone with a 10 foot pole.

Palm pre did this in 2009! It was great!

  • Anonymous

MrDong, 06 Aug 2020Try that Samsung for gaming. Heck S7 Exynos gets hot. Se... moreGet a life Exynos hater!

they really do like their magnets don't they :D

  • MrDong

Alex, 05 Aug 2020Samsung after 2 years of use is trash. No one has to slow i... moreRecycling Exynos is just the saddest thing I'm hearing from Samsung. It already lags out of the box, has pathetic battery life.

  • MrDong

Probably something that Xiaomi's Black Shark 3 came up with at first.

  • Anonymous

Haha.. Welcome to 2015

  • Anonymous

So this almost confirms that next year's iphones won't have a charging port.

Hypothetically, could we stick it on the fridge?

Anonymous, 05 Aug 2020You sound as if Samsung is innocent.. they’re even worst co... moreI'm in the, finally, a flagship with a plastic back, camp.

Glass is glass. It's possibly the worst substance they could use for a hand held device.