iOS 17.2 Gives iPhone 13 And IPhone 14 Models Qi2 Support
The iPhone 13 and iPhone 14 models will be able to handle the next-generation Qi2 wireless charging standard when Apple releases the iOS 17.2 update to the general public in the near future. The release notes for the version of the update that was released today included a reference to Qi2.
The iPhone 13 and iPhone 14 models now support the new standard and can be used with Qi2 wireless chargers. Next-generation Qi wireless charging with a Magnetic Power Profile is called Qi2. Qi2 devices use magnets for alignment and faster charging, just like accessories that enable MagSafe. Prior to their debut, Apple enabled Qi2 compatibility for the iPhone 15 models, making them already compliant with the standard.
Combining the new Extended Power Profile (EPP) with the Magnetic Power Profile, which was created based on Apple’s contributions to MagSafe, results in what is known as “Qi2.” In order to maximise energy efficiency and speed up charging, Qi2 is designed to make sure that phones and other battery-operated mobile devices are correctly aligned with chargers. It will enable the use of current flat surface-to-flat surface devices for charging new accessories that would not be possible with them.
It is unclear at this time whether Apple’s iPhones will support greater wireless charging speeds with Qi2 accessories, despite the fact that Qi2 chargers can charge smartphones at up to 15W. For instance, even though the iPhone 15 models support Qi2, Apple’s technical specifications page states that the devices still support Qi wireless charging “up to 7.5W”.
Holiday season is when the first Qi2 accessories are expected to be released.