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Rumor: Apple Drops Approval of 15 W Wireless Chargers for I Phone 15
According to a new rumor, Apple will no longer require wireless chargers to be approved in the future before they can be used for 15W quick charging of the iPhone 15 models.
Apple’s MagSafe has been able to charge wirelessly at up to 15W since it first launched in conjunction with the iPhone 12 series. It also works with Qi chargers, but there it is limited to 7,5W.
In order to charge at the higher speed, Apple requires users to use the company’s own adapter or a similarly compatible third-party USB-C power adapter that supports USB Power Delivery (USB-PD).”
So, it is a requirement that Apple from the iPhone 15 onwards should drop.
Dropping Special Approval for Wireless Chargers
“The Apple iPhone 15 series is said to be usable with 15W wireless fast charging, although it is not a certified wireless charger,” it reads on Twitter.
The information is accompanied by an unidentified screenshot where you can read it all in Chinese.
May Affect Qi2 Chargers
Voices rumor, the switch to allow 15W quick charging from multiple adapters could be related to the Qi2 standard.
In January, it was revealed that Apple laid the specifications for MagSafe as a basis for the upcoming updated standard from the Wireless Power Consortium.