iPhone X, 8 and 8 Plus will support 7.5W charging speeds after the update.
Currently, the wireless charging speeds of the iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus and 8 are limited to 5 watts, despite the fact that the Qi-based technology theoretically supports up to 15W. Fortunately, the situation is about to improve very soon, as Apple has already boosted the wireless charging speeds in the public beta of iOS 11.2.
The latest official version of iOS – 11.1.1 – supports speeds at 5W, while iOS 11.2 Beta supports 7.5 watts.
iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus do support wireless charging, but not out of the box, as a charging pad is not included and you have to purchase it separately. However, any Qi-wireless charger works with the three iPhones, so you don’t have to invest money in additional hardware if you already have a Qi accessory.
A 50% increase of the maximum wireless charging speed would result in less time for charging in the real life. However, even after the update to iOS 11.2, the time to charge the battery of one of the devices would remain significantly longer than the time when using a conventional cable adapter.
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