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Older iPhones to get wireless charging in iOS 17.2 update

Older iPhones to get wireless charging in iOS 17.2 update iPhone 13 and iPhone 14 to receive Qi2 support with iOS 17.2 (Photo: Unsplash)

Apple has not delayed the support for the Qi2 technology and has already implemented it in the iPhone 15 lineup. In addition, the documentation for the previous version of iOS 17.2 RC states that this update will add support for Qi2 chargers for all models of iPhone 13 and iPhone 14, writes The Verge.

This means that previous generations of iPhones are now compatible with wireless charging up to 15W from Qi2-enabled devices.

However, the exact power values are not specified in the iOS documentation. More detailed information on this parameter may be available with the release of iOS 17.2 to the general audience - likely to happen in the coming days.

It's important to note that the new Anker MagGo products support 15W wireless charging, unlike previous Qi devices, which limited the charging of iPhone to 7.5W.

Previously, on iPhone 13 and 14, 15W power was only available using MagSafe certified chargers, while others provided only 7.5W. Qi2 now provides 15W on compatible devices from all manufacturers, eliminating the need for them to pay Apple for MagSafe branding.

The Qi2 standard was introduced at CES 2023 and features support for fast MagSafe wireless charging, including Android devices, thanks to the Magnetic Power Profile technology that ensures compatibility between phones and chargers.

The Wireless Power Consortium (WPC), responsible for the standard, added that future versions will also support higher power levels. Qi2-enabled chargers will be available for purchase soon.

We also have an article on the possibility of "anti-spy" displays in future generations of iPhones and Macs.