This Year’s iPhone Family Will Support Fast Charging, But You Will Have to Purchase Powerful Accessories Separately
Missing Fast Charging from Apple’s iPhone is a sorely missed feature but it definitely looks like the 2017 family will get this underrated addition. However, that does not mean that consumers will not be forced to spend extra money in purchasing newer accessories for these devices.
2017 iPhone Models Rumored to Come With 5W USB-A Chargers – Will Need to Purchase High-Wattage and Wireless Chargers Separately
All iPhone models expected to get announced later in the year have been reported to adopt glass bodies with metal frames in order to support WPC-standard wireless charging functionality. For those that do not know, WPC-standard refers to the Wireless Power Consortium, which supports the Qi wireless charging functionality that is incorporated in several Android devices but surprisingly has not found its way into iPhones yet.
Last year, iPhone consumers had not heard of Ingress Protection ratings, that is when Apple announced that its iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will be IP67 certified.
Though all iPhones will provide support for wireless charging, it is not like Apple is going to let you off the hook this easily. The company has been rumored to bundle the same 5-watt power brick that came with the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, leaving consumers to purchase aftermarket accessories down the road.
Chances are those who purchased an iPhone 7 might have already made the purchase of a certified high-wattage charger too, so that will negate the need to purchase at least one accessory.
However, you will still need to purchase a wireless charger if you want the flexibility to charge and listen to media simultaneously on a 2017 iPhone model because Apple is not bringing the headphone jack back to its mobile devices. It is disappointing to hear the rumor that the 5W USB-A adapter might be included once more, but we hope that this is not going to be the case.
Would you spend the extra money on a wireless charger to experience a flexible charging experience on the iPhone 7s, iPhone 7s Plus, or iPhone 8? Tell us your thoughts down in the comments.