iOS 11.2 Said to Bring Faster Wireless Charging to iPhone X, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus

iOS 11.2 Said to Bring Faster Wireless Charging to iPhone X, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus
  • Apple is reported to bring 50 percent faster wireless charging
  • The feature will add support for 7.5W of power on new iPhone models
  • Belkin and Mophie already have compatible wireless charging pads

Apple appears all set to enable faster wireless charging on the iPhone X, iPhone 8, and the iPhone 8 Plus with the upcoming iOS 11.2. The new experience is reported to be 50 percent faster than the present wireless charging feature that delivers 5W of power.

With the iOS 11.2 update, which is presently available in a developer beta version, Apple looks set to enable 7.5W wireless charging support on the new iPhone models. Folks at MacRumors have tested the addition in the iOS 11.2 developer beta following a tip received from accessory maker RAVpower and found that the iPhone X was charged from 46 to 66 percent within thirty minutes, using the Belkin charger that Apple sells with 7.5W support.

It is worth noting here that Apple is not about to deliver the industry's fastest wireless charging experience by enabling 7.5W support. Many Qi standard-based devices, including the latest Samsung Galaxy flagships, are supporting up to 15W of wireless charging. Having said that, the latest attempt by the Cupertino company is even speedier than what iPhone users receive through the standard wired 5W power adapter.

The list of supported wireless chargers to enable the faster experience includes the affordable Belkin BoostUp Wireless Charging Pad that was launched in India earlier this month. Additionally, the Mophie Wireless Charging Base that is available from Apple store is also well-equipped to work with the latest change.

Alongside the faster wireless charging, iOS 11.2 is anticipated with Apple Pay Cash that enables person-to-person payments directly through an iMessage. The new iOS version is also hinted to bring a special pricing feature called "introductory pricing" for auto-renewable subscription apps.

Apple is currently testing iOS 11.2 by offering developer releases. However, since the third beta version of the new iOS platform is already out, the general update can be expected to debut in the coming weeks.


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Jagmeet Singh writes about consumer technology for Gadgets 360, out of New Delhi. Jagmeet is a senior reporter for Gadgets 360, and has frequently written about apps, computer security, Internet services, and telecom developments. Jagmeet is available on Twitter at @JagmeetS13 or Email at Please send in your leads and tips. More
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