After months of speculation and rumours, Apple finally confirmed that the latest batch of iPhones will come with Wireless Charging. This is great news, especially as since they removed the headphone jack, you are no longer able to charge your phone and listen to music at the same time.
So first of all, let’s talk a little bit about Wireless charging. I wrote a blog post on this a couple of weeks back, so I won’t go into too much detail, but if you want to read more about it, check out our Wireless Charging blog post here, otherwise let’s just skip to the good stuff…
What is Wireless Charging?
It’s where you place your phone on a charging mat instead of having to plug in your suddenly gauche charging cable. If you want to be precise, call it inductive charging. If you have an electric toothbrush, then you already use inductive charging — your toothbrush charges when it’s simply placed on its charger…
… In short: It’s a technology that allows charging over (very) short distances without cables.
How does it work?
Wireless Charging isn’t really a completely new technology. Electric toothbrushes have been using the principles of inductive charging for many years. Wireless Charging uses a resonant inductive coupling between the sender (the charging station) and the reciever (the mobile device).
Generally speaking, once compatibility and energy requirement have been calculated, the charging through induction begins. During charging the sender and receiver remain in contact and switch into standby mode as soon as the battery is fully charged.
The best wireless chargers for iPhone 8 and iPhone X
Apple showcased their new Wireless Charging mat at the Apple Event last week, which looks great and allows you to charge all of your wireless Apple products in one, but we can already predict that the price tag will be hefty.