The first CES announcements are just a few hours old and the information just keeps on coming. Now, the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC), the most important consumer technology event in the US, has announced that it is already working on Qi2 technology for wireless powering of devices. And he’ll do it directly from Apple,
Qi2 is the new standard that Qi charging will follow, which is an induction electricity standard and is present in chargers that manufacturer brands use for wireless charging of their smartphones. The new Qi2 essentially works like MagSafe, doing the same with electromagnetic induction for charging devices, but in addition, Using powerful magnets to create a more powerful link between the charging base and the device,
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WPC ensures that the Qi2 standard will also enable more efficient and lossless power transfer. It would also open up a market for new accessories that clip directly onto the devices they charge, just like accessories that use MagSafe already do.
Of course, not all wireless chargers are WPC certified. The consortium ensures that stores have complained about the quality of wireless chargers that are not certified and to which, apparently, it cannot respond. ,Our standard assures consumers that their equipment is safe, efficient and interoperable with other brands. Qi2 will be the global standard for wireless charging and provide security for consumers and stores“, the union assured.
The new MagSafe protocol that Apple introduced for its iPhone wirelessly charging accessories was introduced in 2020 for the iPhone 12, and the first batteries to take advantage of it arrive in mid-2021. What’s surprising is Apple’s openness to working with WPC on a technology that until now was completely proprietary.
Expected to get the first Qi2 certified smartphone and charger Will be available by end of 2023,