This app gets rid of the disgusting iPhone X "notch"

This app gets rid of the disgusting iPhone X

Apple has added support for 7.5 watt wireless charging for iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus in the iOS 11.2 beta. However, while convenient, it did have some drawbacks compared to plugging in an old-fashioned Lighting cable.

The Mophie Wireless Charging Base and Belkin Boost Up Wireless Charging Pad (both $59) should deliver fast wireless charging to the iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. But iOS 11.2 will boost charging speeds, just as Apple promised. Needless to say this charges their batteries faster and is overall a user-friendly trait that Apple will likely catch up on sometime in the future provided that the hardware inside the all-new trio of 2017 iPhones allows it. Now, according to a tip sent to MacRumors from a wireless pad manufacturer, it looks like iOS 11.2 is that update.

The latest test version of iOS 11.2, due for public release by the end of the year, offers 7.5 Watts of charging power, compared with 5W in iOS 11.1.1. Using a non-7.5W wireless charger topped the same iPhone X from 46% to 60% in over 30 minutes, which speaks of marginal gains here and there, but gains nonetheless.

It's worth noting that, even with this upgrade, Apple isn't at the very cutting edge of wireless charging rates. That requires a compatible smartphone, of course, and not all charging pads are compliant with that maximum rate.



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