Apple's next iOS iteration will deliver on the company's promise to increase wireless charging speeds for its latest iPhone lineup. According to a report from MacRumors, iOS 11.2 will support faster Qi charging for the new iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X models.
iPhone 8 Plus
The iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X will all be capable of fast charging, a feature that Apple claims will allow you to charge your handset to 50% or more within 30 minutes. Unfortunately, you will need some hardware that doesn't come in the box to achieve this.
Much of the buzz surrounding the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus has focused on the glass back, wireless charging, A11 Bionic processor and improved camera. Turns out Apple has more up its sleeve. The latest iPhones are the first to officially support EVS, the Enhanced Voice Services codec. The iPhone X will also launch with EVS on board, but what does it mean for iPhone calling?
You will need to purchase a wireless charging pad or dock if you plan to take advantage of the new wireless charging feature found on the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus or iPhone X. Apple plans to release its own charging mat called the AirPower, but it won't be available until next year. Until then Apple has suggested iPhone owners use third-party chargers from Belkin or Mophie, but any Qi-compliant device will work. You can see a list of Qi-supported devices on the wireless power consortium website.
Apple on Tuesday held its first ever keynote at the Steve Jobs Theater on its new Cupertino campus. After a brief tribute to the late Apple CEO, Tim Cook and team took to the stage to announce several new products. The next-generation devices unveiled on September 12, 2017 included the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, and Apple's all-new "anniversary phone" aka the iPhone X or iPhone 10.
The iPhone X is one Apple's most expensive handsets starting at $999 while the iPhone 8 saw a price increase to $699. The new prices have made some longtime Apple customers wonder if it is worth upgrading this year. Here is a comparison of the iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X to help you decide what to do when they go up for pre-order.