Apple introduced wi-fi charging assist to iPhone in 2017 when the iPhone 8 and iPhone X fashions got here with glass rear panels. Each iPhone since then supported wi-fi charging, with iPhone 12 introducing MagSafe, Apple’s proprietary wi-fi charging system. MagSafe helps 15W charging speeds on iPhone 14 and most iPhone 13 and 12 fashions. However the MagSafe charging velocity goes as much as 20W for the iPhone 15 sequence, in keeping with a leaker.
If the knowledge is correct, I’ve another excuse to be excited concerning the minor improve. It should imply that USB-C wired charging will enhance for the iPhone 15 sequence.
MagSafe charging makes use of magnets on the again of the iPhone to carry Apple wi-fi chargers and different Apple-certified fashions in place. That’s the one technique to get 15W of charging. As somebody who depends on wi-fi charging for my iPhone 14 Professional through an Apple charger, I’ll inform you that 15W is quick sufficient, particularly in the event you’re simply topping up the battery to make sure you have sufficient juice earlier than going out.
I’m additionally utilizing a non-MagSafe charger with the iPhone, which implies charging speeds are halved to 7.5W. And once more, that is nice if in case you have a Qi charger in your desk and wish to high up the iPhone.
However going as much as 20W would definitely be a welcome improve for the iPhone 15 MagSafe tech. In spite of everything, Android distributors have elevated wi-fi charging speeds considerably lately.
The knowledge comes from a comparatively new leaker who goes by the identify Tech_Reve on Twitter.
It’s unclear the place the info comes from, however Apple is sure to extend battery charging velocity on iPhone within the coming years. Particularly with USB-C coming to iPhone 15 fashions. Apple received’t get too loopy charging speeds like Android distributors anytime quickly, nonetheless.
The transfer from 15W to 20W for MagSafe wi-fi charging makes loads of sense for Apple. I’d count on a slight improve for USB-C wired charging speeds on all iPhone 15 fashions, which can rock USB-C ports. Once more, Apple received’t go loopy with wired speeds. Don’t count on it to match firms like Oppo, Xiaomi, or Realme anytime quickly.
Nonetheless, I’ll additionally remind you that the iPhone 14 unofficially helps wired charging speeds of over 25W. Apple nonetheless provides the identical 20W quote. With 30W or larger chargers, you possibly can recharge the handset even quicker. Like those that ship along with your MacBook.
After I’m in a rush to cost the iPhone 14 Professional, I exploit the 100W brick that chargers my MacBook.
I maintain mentioning my charging expertise on the iPhone 14 Professional as a result of battery life is among the greatest upgrades I obtained from the handset. I not cost it in a single day. Charging has grow to be considerably erratic, because the iPhone normally lasts greater than a day.
The iPhone 15 Professional ought to ship even higher battery life than the iPhone 14 Professional. Add the rumored MagSafe charging velocity hike and an anticipated comparable velocity bump for USB-C charging, and battery life needs to be the least of your worries with the iPhone 15 handsets.
That is all simply hypothesis, nonetheless. We haven’t seen something from Apple to substantiate quicker charging speeds are coming to this yr’s new iPhone sequence.