The Qi2 Chargers from Anker Can Charge i Phones at 15W
Anker informed The Verge that its upcoming Qi2 chargers will be able to charge the iPhone 13, iPhone 14, and iPhone 15 at 15W of power. When used with Apple’s i Phones, current Qi-based chargers from companies like Anker are limited to 7.5W, however 15W charging is supported via Mag Safe chargers.
Although Qi2 provides the same magnetic alignment as MagSafe, Apple has not disclosed the Qi2 charging speeds that the iPhone will be able to support. Although Apple claimed the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro models supported Qi2, the devices’ technical characteristics page states that Qi wireless charging is only capable of 7.5W.
Other manufacturers working on Qi2 have not yet verified particular charging speeds, therefore Apple has not confirmed 15W charging speeds with Qi2. However, if Anker’s planned Qi2 chargers operate at 15W, other wireless chargers will probably have the same maximum speed.
Since its release, the iPhone 15 models have been compatible with Qi2, and with the next iOS 17.2, Apple is also bringing Qi2 support to the iPhone 13 and 14 models.
Should Qi2 truly facilitate 15W charging rates for the iPhone, akin to those of Mag Safe, the accreditation may assist in dispelling certain misconceptions regarding current magnetic wireless chargers. Although current Qi-based chargers with magnets are only capable of 7.5W of charging, manufacturers prefer to claim that their products can support up to 15W because other smartphones that aren’t i Phones can charge at those higher speeds.
Late in 2023, the first Qi2 chargers are anticipated, and Qi2 products have already been revealed by companies including Anker, Mophie, and Belkin.