Published: Thu, September 14, 2017
Hi-Tech | By Ellis Neal

Semiconductors Poised to Benefit From the New Apple iPhones

Still, assuming you're willing to make the investment, fast charging is a great addition to a phone. That's how inductive wireless charging works - and it's becoming a standard feature on the new iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.

The flagship phone, expected to be the iPhone X will cost in the region of 1100 Euros. It's an incredibly meaningful feature, and arguably more useful than the wireless charging that Apple spent plenty of time boasting about during its September event on Tuesday. The AirPods Wireless Charging case is functionally identical to the one that comes with the AirPods now, but with the green charging light on the exterior of the case instead of under the lid. Consumers will be able to power up their smartphones wirelessly with Powermat's Charging Spots, regardless of what kind of device they own. If you've got a Qi enabled phone, it'll start to charge. The Wireless Power Consortium ensures that every charger that claims to use the Qi standard actually does.

However, there is a sizeable caveat to taking advantage of fast charging: Your phone needs to be connected via USB-C. The good news is that there are alternatives out there - they may not be the best looking, but they should work. The idea is that, using a thin case, the Qi charging receiver sits between your case and your iPhone with the lightning cable permanently plugged in.

Just drop it on the charger, no need for a plug.

Don't worry Android users - or anyone else that uses a Micro USB charging port - you haven't been left out.

A USB-C to Lightning cable and one of Apple's USB-C power adapters are needed for fast charging.

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