Apple: finally has Qi wireless charging as standard
Android fanbois: HaHA welcome to 2015 Apple!!
Apple: makes magnetic Qi wireless charging compatible with Android too
Android fanbois: REEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!
Anonymous, 22 Oct 2020There would be less wear and tearJeah instead you get a nice vintage looking back from all the attaching and dettaching of that MagSafe Charger!
I was told it looks especially nice on frosted glass backs.
Anonymous, 21 Oct 2020IMO the MagSafe is a great feature in this year's phones, one can not only use it to char... moreI see the benefit, after all, iphones need to always be charging with their tiny batteries.
Am I missing something or is this defeating the point of wireless charging? Magnetic snap on usb cables (lighting/type C/micro USB) have existed for ever. Is the world also getting dumber in 2020?
pan, 21 Oct 2020the good - an accessory that works on other brands, at least it is not "closed" at a... moreXiaomi has a better idea than Magsafe. A wireless charger that can realign itself with the phone to charge efficiently. Pity that people like you will always choose to be blinded by prejudice...
Jason, 21 Oct 2020how is that better than usb? that looks awfulThere would be less wear and tear
I had no idea a magsafe wireless charger would work on a pixel. thats so funny..... right
AnonD-804996, 21 Oct 2020"Perfectly said" said the biggest apple hater on this entire webpage. So, by your mo... moreThrottlegate was silently implemented not only for battery care but also to cover up for faulty batches of iphone 6 series batteries. Reddit found out so Apple said sorry. Well, only sorry lol.
iOS Never Again, 21 Oct 2020Perfectly said.
These fannnnnbbboys are simply repeating PR talking points. "Perfectly said" said the biggest apple hater on this entire webpage. So, by your monumentally brilliant logic, Apple was hiding degraded battery somehow by slowing down chipsets, to force people to upgrade, even though slowdown was there to actually make phones usable for longer despite degraded battery (and I know technical reasons behind this, not gonna explain it to your ignorant a**). How is Apple hiding battery degradation when this is a common knowledge? Even my grandma at age of 80+ knows batteries "just don't last as long" with age. She doesn't know how or why, she just know they don't last as long after years. So, go sell your BS that people just don't know that batteries degrade with time and usage somewhere else. But between phone that just goes blank even though battery showed 40% and ohone that still works but is slower, do I have to explain the benefits? Clearly you can't expect a 6 years old iPhone to be as fast as anything new. But what would you know when hardly anyone even uses any Android phone for this long. They either fall apart or get entirely outdated on software side of things. Heh.
Also entire "batterygate" lawsuit revolves ENTIRELY around lack of communication and giving users option as apple made it fully automatic mechanism with no user control. It was not about ANYTHING else. You people are so hateful agfainst Apple you'd sell any bullcrap just to drag them around and spit at them. How god damn sad and basic are you people?
Anonymous, 21 Oct 2020I guess with phones there is less chance of someone walking through wires. And, even if that ... moreMost of the features introduced with the new iPhone are things that other phones had for centuries or a gimmick or not that useful right now.
LiDAR, magsafe, Ceramic Shield, IP68 upgrade from 4m to 6m.
No one cares about these.
Just give the users what they actually want like 120hz display, faster Watt charging, software which can actually take advantage of that A14 chip.
Anonymous, 21 Oct 2020So why not just plug a cable at this point? The point of wireless charging is to put charger... moreThey are setting up the path for the port less iphone. That’s my opinion. Nly problem with that is Carplay.
Anonymous, 21 Oct 2020IMO the MagSafe is a great feature in this year's phones, one can not only use it to char... moreSo why not just plug a cable at this point?
The point of wireless charging is to put charger everywhere you usually let your phone down so it's always fully charged because it charge passively when you are not using it. Having a magnet means you need to remove it when you want to pick up the phone to go anywhere else, so basically the same as unplugging a classic cable that is more efficient.
AnonD-804996, 21 Oct 2020Nah, their claim was solely for coils alignment. When coils are perfectly aligned, wireless ch... moreSo Magsafe is nothing special. With 40w wireless charging, even if I don't get the coils exactly centred, I'd still be charging much faster than 15w. I wouldn't say Magsafe is rubbish, but it's up to the hype.
Anonymous, 21 Oct 2020Doesn't it get in the way of your hand when you're holding the phone?IG if the charger stays attached fairly well then shouldn't be a problem, but remains to be seen once the reviews come out
Anonymous, 21 Oct 2020I guess with phones there is less chance of someone walking through wires. And, even if that ... moreNah, their claim was solely for coils alignment. When coils are perfectly aligned, wireless charging is 100% efficient (within its efficiency). As soon as coils are not aligned perfectly, you're further decreasing efficiency. And the claim is indeed true. I'm using BaseUs Qi charger that has OLED display with voltage and wattage and I've tried slowly moving my iPhone across it while charging. When it's perfectly centered I had the highest charging rate. As I was sliding it away from center, voltage started dropping and that also decreased wattage. Magnets always ensure it's dead on coil to coil. Problem with that is like MKBHD and UnboxTherapy mentioned, regular Qi pads, you just lift the phone and it goes with you. Magnets force you to detach the MagSafe charger with extra force/effort and some won't like that. For that I kinda like Xiaomi's approach with their charger where you just throw the phone on the pad and coil underneath is automatically moved directly under the phone coil. It's a bit more complex system, but it works with greater zero effort alignment and you can also lift just the phone easily.