All the Apple fans expect something better to be featured in the latest flagship iPhone 8 and the company does seem to be keeping its promise to deliver the latest technology to their ardent fans.
The spine of most Android smartphones is wireless charging however, Apple’s deployment of this technology would prove sub-standard to those who were hoping that it would be welcomed.
The Apple Team would be using their wireless charging units which abide by the Made for iPhone program where third party manufacturers make payments to Apple.
Apple raised our hopes when it became a member of Wireless Power Consortium this year and decided to adopt the Qi charging practice. Recent reports from Macotakara reveal that Apple will run at 7.5 watts in contrast to the 15 watts that actually makes up the Qi 1.2 standard.
Reports also say that the third party charging pads will have to be licensed via Mfi program which explains the reason to why wireless charging would have to wait for an iOS 11 update and not be available out of the box. The iOS charging procedure would be able to check whether the pad providing the inductive power is licensed by Apple else the iPhone would refuse the incoming charge.
The result is that there is a range of charging pads and accessories which are available in and can be exchanged with any device that supports Qi standard would not be able to charge the new line of iPhones. Apple seems to be reluctant to work with the increasing and recognized standard and chooses to uphold a technological wall amidst the iPhone and charging community.
For instance, the new iPhone users would now be unable be befit from the public wireless charging spots that are being provided by companies like AirCharge.
Apple has thus decided to get the most of the financial returns shunning the promotion of a single standard. Although there is nothing wrong in doing so it shows us the face of a company who desires to remain shut to the adoption of shared technology.
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