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First Qi2 Wireless Chargers to Arrive in Time for the Holidays

First Qi2 Wireless Chargers to Arrive in Time for the Holidays

Posted November 15, 2023 at 8:28pm by iClarified
The Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) has announced that the first Qi2 wireless chargers will arrive for the iPhone 15 in time for the holidays. Qi v2.0 offers magnetic attachment (based on MagSafe), faster charging, higher efficiency, and greater convenience, unifing the industry under one global standard.

The first Qi v2.0 Certified products will be available in time for the holiday season starting with Apple's iPhone 15 lineup and a host of power transmitters. Belkin, Mophie, Anker and Aircharge have all pre-announced Qi2 products. Over 100 devices are currently in testing or in the certification testing queue.

The WPC introduced Qi2 (pronounced 'chee two') earlier this year at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The standard consists of two profiles, the Magnetic Power Profile (MPP) which is based on MagSafe technology contributed by Apple to WPC and branded with the Qi2 logo, and an enhancement to the existing wireless charging Extended Power Profile (EPP) that does not include magnets but complies with the Qi v2.0 standard. New Qi v2.0 EPP products will be branded with the existing Qi logo consumers know and use today.

"We are thrilled to see our members rapidly embracing Qi v2.0 and building ecosystems of accessories for Qi2 devices," said Fady Mishriki, the chair of the WPC's Board of Directors. "We fully expect to see Qi v2.0 quickly become the de facto global standard for wireless charging."

"These certified Qi2 chargers provide smoother, faster charging that is more energy efficient, and offers wide interoperability," added Paul Struhsaker, executive director for the WPC. "Plus, Qi2's magnetic attachment also means consumers will no longer have to fuss in trying to adjust the positioning of their devices to ensure perfect alignment between phone and charger."

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First Qi2 Wireless Chargers to Arrive in Time for the Holidays

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