An future update for Apple iPhones should allow for more faster wireless charging.
This week, developers were given access to the final version of the iOS 17.2 update, indicating that the general public may receive it as early as next week. Numerous upgrades are included, such as the addition of a new Journal app and the capacity to record spatial videos that are compatible with the Apple Vision Pro.
The most recent version of that software also makes the iPhone 13 and 14 compatible with the Qi2 standard. That was already possible with the iPhone 15.
In order to guarantee compatibility across chargers and phones, the technology industry developed the Qi2 standard, which is a wireless charging method. Faster charging is possible with the second version of the standard, which permits 15W of power—double the current limit.
This could result in significantly faster charging times for the iPhone 13 and 14 using non-Apple wireless chargers.
The MagSafe standard, which Apple designed for itself, is used in its own chargers. This already permits the iPhone to charge at 15 W, but users are compelled to pay for Apple chargers, which are frequently more costly than those made by rival companies.
Now that additional charger manufacturers, including Anker, have declared their support for the Qi2 standard for iPhones, customers should be able to charge their devices faster.
Weeks of development have gone into creating iOS 17.2, which will include a number of features that were initially teased with the summer release of iOS 17 but were absent from the autumn release. This includes functions like the Journal app, which provides suggestions to automatically record recollections.
Bug fixes and other minor new features will also be added.