1. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    From 9to5 Mac:

    There is some confusion over exactly what Qi charging accessories can go above the 5w charging speeds. Apple currently sells Qi charging pads from Belkin and Mophie. According to both of those manufacturers, only companies that partner with Apple (like them) will be able to be certified and have their Qi chargers take advantage of the 7.5w power output.

    7.5w is an officially supported mode for Qi chargers by the Wireless Power Consortium but it appears Apple is using hardware identifiers to restrict access to accessories that it vets.
    https://9to5mac.com/2017/11/14/iphon...less-charging/
    11-14-2017 07:39 PM
  2. TripleOne's Avatar
    That is very interesting, I wonder if it is really true.
    11-15-2017 05:09 AM
  3. msm0511's Avatar
    That is very interesting, I wonder if it is really true.
    Me too. I almost bought a Samsung fast wireless charger at Best Buy (even though I said I wasn't buying one). Glad I didn't now until this gets worked out.
    11-15-2017 08:13 AM
  4. phreddyl's Avatar
    That would surprise me. Either the phone is capable of the faster charge or not. If the pad is capable and the phone is capable then wouldn’t it just work? Apple never said anything about it being charger specific.
    11-15-2017 08:36 AM
  5. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    Honestly it doesn’t make that much of a difference for me as my iPhone easily makes it through a day of my usage. I set it on the charging pad when I go to bed and it is topped off when I wake up. Kind of like a BBQ, low and slow :-) ... if Apple did limit the faster charging to specific brands that would be terrible for those that actually need the increased speed. I am happy with my $15 QI charger that I picked up on amazon.
    11-15-2017 09:25 AM
  6. phreddyl's Avatar
    I don’t see how it could be brand specific.
    11-15-2017 09:27 AM
  7. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    I don’t see how it could be brand specific.
    Probably the same way wirelessly charging charging an Apple Watch Series 3 only works with AirPower.
    11-15-2017 10:24 AM
  8. phreddyl's Avatar
    Probably the same way wirelessly charging charging an Apple Watch Series 3 only works with AirPower.
    Apple Watch has a special back. The phone is flat. Who knows. Just seems odd they would do that.
    11-15-2017 10:27 AM
  9. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    I don’t see how it could be brand specific.
    With encryption.
    11-15-2017 10:52 AM
  10. Matador's Avatar
    Well, I bought the Insignia Fast Charger at Best Buy yesterday.....it's supposed to supportsfast charging up to 15W. the light glows blue @ 5W and it's supposed to glow purple when it is Fast Charging at 7.5W or higher.....it doesn't glow Purple. So no fast charging for that charger for the iPhone X.

    https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product...10659750.aspx?
    Last edited by Matador; 11-15-2017 at 04:55 PM.
    11-15-2017 04:28 PM
  11. jpgti's Avatar
    Well, I bought the Insignia Fast Charger at Best Buy yesterday.....it's supposed to supportsfast charging up to 15W. the light glows blue @ 5W and it's supposed to glow purple when it is Fast Charging at 7.5W or higher.....it doesn't glow Purple. So no fast charging for that charger for the iPhone X.

    https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product...10659750.aspx?
    Are you running the 11.2 beta? They just activated fast charging in the most recent beta (so I've read, cannot confirm)
    11-15-2017 04:58 PM
  12. msm0511's Avatar
    This is from an article I saw on 9to5mac. Not sure pushing up to 7.5 is really a big deal. Of course it's beta software so there's always a chance it could get optimized better for faster charging speeds.

    It is alleged that the 7.5w wireless "Fast Charging" for the iPhone is limited to Belkin and Mophie-screen-shot-2017-11-15-9.45.08-pm.png
    11-15-2017 09:46 PM
  13. Matador's Avatar
    Yes running beta 11.2 and no fast charging. Going to return it today and buy the Mophie charger.
    felloffthetruck likes this.
    11-16-2017 06:56 AM
  14. phreddyl's Avatar
    That would be really messed up if this were true. During the keynote they never said anything about it being brand specific. In fact they made a big deal about going with the Qi standard because that’s what most Wireless chargers use.
    11-16-2017 07:48 AM
  15. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I suppose I’m just one of those people who don’t require my iPhone to be charged in 5 minutes........since my iPhone is almost constantly on the wireless charging base at my desk while at work, I have more than enough power for when I’m not at work. Heck, I rarely charge it overnight anymore with the exception of the weekend. One of these days, I’m going to drain the battery to about 5% and then put it on my wireless charger just to see how long it takes to charge to capacity.
    aximtreo likes this.
    11-16-2017 08:15 AM
  16. mogelijk's Avatar
    In my case, if I put the phone on a Qi charger I know it is going to be "slow." If I'm in a hurry, I have a 30W charger (it is an Anker USB-C charger with the Apple USB-C to lightning cable) that I can use to fast charge my phone.
    Just_Me_D likes this.
    11-16-2017 06:33 PM
  17. phreddyl's Avatar
    I hear what you’re saying- I just think if wireless fast charge is a feature it shouldn’t be exclusive to two brands of chargers.
    11-16-2017 10:54 PM
  18. TripleOne's Avatar
    I hear what you’re saying- I just think if wireless fast charge is a feature it shouldn’t be exclusive to two brands of chargers.
    Agreed. But Apple might do this to prevent weird things that other third party chargers might cause.
    11-17-2017 01:44 AM
  19. phreddyl's Avatar
    Agreed. But Apple might do this to prevent weird things that other third party chargers might cause.
    Yeah I get that from third party ones you might buy from like a gas station but I bought the Samsung fast charge ones that by the time this news came out it is too late to return them. Don’t get me wrong. I love the chargers and they work great. But I want the fast charge option.
    11-17-2017 08:21 AM
  20. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    Then I'll just have to stick with the Mophie that I got yesterday.

    Will my Samsung Fast Charge Convertible work at 7.5 watts?

    It is alleged that the 7.5w wireless "Fast Charging" for the iPhone is limited to Belkin and Mophie-img_0060.jpg
    11-17-2017 08:24 AM
  21. TripleOne's Avatar
    Then I'll just have to stick with the Mophie that I got yesterday.

    Will my Samsung Fast Charge Convertible work at 7.5 watts?

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    Only time will tell.
    11-17-2017 11:14 AM
  22. phreddyl's Avatar
    Then I'll just have to stick with the Mophie that I got yesterday.

    Will my Samsung Fast Charge Convertible work at 7.5 watts?

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    I hope so. I have 6 of them
    11-17-2017 09:28 PM

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