Apple's new iPhone models are lacking a pretty big feature

Claudine Rigal
Septembre 16, 2017

"Now that Apple is completely on-board with wireless charging, it should be the catalyst for most of the world to follow suit", said Freedman. This will enable multiple devices to be loosely kept around the charger for charging. The Wireless Power Consortium, which designs the Qi standard that the iPhone uses for wireless charging, does have a 15W fast-charge standard. Despite the potential ease of use, the infrastructure challenge of digging up roads and installing kit means it is unlikely in countries such as the UK, claimed Potter, and is perhaps better suited for countries such as China with large new city and road projects.

The supplied 5W charger in the iPhone 8, 8 Plus and iPhone X retail box is the same old charger Apple has been bundling for ages. Instead, once the iPhone X and the iPhone 8 are out in the market, companies like Belkin will come out with cheaper chargers and cables for them. Powermat installed thousands of charging pads in Starbucks stores that use the Power Matters Alliance (PMA) standard.

Yes, we have to admit that being able to unlock your phone with a look is pretty cool, and Apple's facial recognition feature adds an extra layer of security by analyzing more than 30,000 invisible dots to create a super-accurate depth map of your face.

In other words, if you are buying the iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus or the iPhone X, also be willing to shell out an additional Rs 6,000 on a new charger and cable for it. The bundle charger will charge your phone but slowly and you won't be able to make use of the fast charging feature that Apple has built inside the new iPhones. That left many people wondering whether wireless iPhone charging wouldn't be available at Starbucks. Consider what you'd want on your desk or bedside table before buying. Removing the friction involved when charging your device could be the difference between a full battery and a dead one at the end of your day.

That said, Starbucks did tell Davies at Slashgear that it anticipates iPhone wireless charging support should be available at all of its locations in time for the iPhone 8's launch next week. It's still just as quick as using your finger print to access your locked phone.

There's a reason that the wireless charging pads that Apple is boasting about haven't taken off: they still require some wires to get your phone juiced up.

Along with the new phone, Apple is also rolling out a heavily upgraded iOS 11 which introduces the capabilities for a split screen view, a QuickType keyboard, a blown out augmented reality platform, Apple Pay over iMessage, new camera filters and more.

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