Wireless charging at last!
Wireless charging has been pretty common on Android for five years, but Apple has been a staunch hold- out on the tech, with the exception of the Apple Watch’s magnetic charger. But that’s finally changed with the newest iPhones.
All new iPhones feature support for the Qi charging standard, by far the most common, with lots of compatible products around, including charging mats from the likes of Mophie and Belkin that will be available at the same time as the phones.
Apple will also release a larger charging mat called AirPower in 2018, that can charge multiple devices at once, including the new iPhones, the Apple Watch Series 3, and a wireless charging case for the AirPods that’s coming (though Apple didn’t say when). Sadly, this doesn’t mean the new Watch is compatible with Qi charging – only AirPower and its magnetic charger. Still, at least charging your iPhone just got slicker.