Qi2 Wireless Chargers Expected to Arrive This Holiday 2023
The Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) has announced that Qi2, its latest wireless charging standard, is set to hit the market in time for the holiday season. This news comes after the completion of certification testing for the first batch of Qi2 chargers, marking a significant step in the evolution of wireless charging technology.
Qi2 Wireless Chargers Coming Soon
Qi2 introduces two profiles designed to cater to diverse user preferences. The first is the Magnetic Power Profile (MPP), which is based on Apple’s MagSafe technology. This profile offers users the convenience of magnetic attachment along with impressive charging speeds of up to 15W. The second profile is an enhanced version of the Extended Power Profile (EPP), providing a staggering 30W charging speed while forgoing the magnetic attachment feature.
Fady Mishriki, the chair of WPC’s Board of Directors, expressed excitement about the rapid adoption of Qi v2.0 by members and the development of ecosystems for Qi2 devices. He anticipates that Qi v2.0 will soon become the global standard for wireless charging.
The standout feature of Qi2 chargers is their magnetic attachment capability, allowing them to securely connect to both iOS and Android devices. This magnetic feature extends to wireless accessories such as earbuds cases and smartwatches. The WPC press release confirmed that the upcoming iPhone 15 series will be among the first devices to benefit from the new standard.
Key accessory manufacturers, including Belkin, Mophie, Anker, and Aircharge, are actively testing their products. These accessories are expected to hit the market soon, offering users a seamless and versatile wireless charging experience.
As Qi2 prepares to make its debut, consumers can look forward to a new era of wireless charging that caters to the needs of both iOS and Android users. Stay tuned for the arrival of Qi2 chargers, heralding a significant advancement in the world of wireless power.
Pokdepinion: I’m the biggest supporter or wireless charging, particularly MagSafe given how convenient it is. Anything that can be done to improve the experience and speed would be great. I haven’t used a cable to charge my smartphones for the past 3 years (except to investigate charging speeds for reviews of course).