If you’re waiting for iPhone Edition (iPhone 8) to come out before you can try wireless charging, that might not be necessary at all. For $20, you can add wireless charging capability to existing iPhones, including iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, and iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.
The Antye Qi Wireless Charger Charging Receiver Back Cover can give you the benefit of wireless charging without having to wait until the end of the year and the new iPhone Edition.
Available on Amazon, the charging case from Antye comes with its own flexible Lightning connector. Simply put your iPhone into the case, plug in the connector and put it on the charger pad. If you don’t have a charging pad, you can get it for a few bucks, also on Amazon.
Wireless charging could become the next charging standard for smartphones. Samsung already has the technology, as do other Android smartphone makers. And, now, Apple is very likely to bring the functionality to the new iPhone that’s coming out this year.
What are the Benefits of Wireless Charging?
For starters, no more messing with tangled-up charging cables. The technology uses the common Qi charging standard, which is widely available, at least in the United States. A lot of hotels and airports today have ready-to-use charging pads for the convenience of travelers. Moreover, with just a single charging pad, you can take care of the charging needs of nearly any mobile device, including smartphones, smart watches, tablets, 2-in-1 hybrids and so on.
The long-term benefits are tremendous, as well. Over time, it could eliminate the need for a charging port for devices, making it easier to produce waterproof and dust-proof mobile devices.
Of course, you’ll still need a port for data transfer, but as Bluetooth moves into its fifth generation, it’s very likely that even data transfer functionality will eventually move over to wireless. We’re already getting used to Bluetooth headsets to avoid cable snagging and other problems, so wireless charging is merely another initiative to free us from the use of cables.
So, if you want your iPhone 6s or older iPhone 6 to charge wirelessly, all you need to do is buy the charging case and a charging pad, and you’re good to go.
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