The Qi2 standard is almost ready.

The Qi2 standard is almost ready.

The Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) has announced the imminent launch of the next-generation wireless charging standard, Qi v2.0. This new product will offer magnetic functions, faster charging, higher efficiency and greater convenience.

It should be noted that Qi is an interconnection standard developed by the Wireless Power Consortium that enables short-range, low-power wireless inductive power transmission to provide wireless charging of portable electronic devices.

Officials have stated that the Qi v2.0 standard currently has two configurations:
1. Enhances existing wireless charging Extended Power Profile (EPP): This does not include magnets but is Qi v2.0 compliant. New Qi v2.0 EPP products will carry the existing Qi logo that consumers know and use today.
2. The first Qi2-certified products will be available this Christmas, with the iPhone 15 models being Apple’s first smartphones to support the Qi2 standard. According to WPC, more than 100 Qi2 devices, including those from Belkin, Mophie, Anker and Aircharge, are currently scheduled for testing.
It is worth noting that thanks to “Magnetic Profile” (MPP) technology, Apple iPhone 15 can achieve faster and more efficient charging. The current technical specifications page for Apple’s iPhone 15 states that the device supports 7.5W Qi wireless charging.

The iPhone 15 with Qi2 Anker 3-in-1 wireless charging has a 14.97V, 1.3A, 19.51W charger output. The magnetic wireless power bank has a 9.04V, 2.15A, 19.47W output.

After the iPhone 15 is upgraded to the internal beta version system, the wireless charging power for Qi2 wireless charging products is approximately 15W.

The iPhone currently supports two wireless charging specifications. 7.5W wireless charging only needs to be compatible with the ordinary Qi standard, while 15W wireless charging needs to meet two conditions. The charger manufacturer joins the MFi Alliance and the charger must also obtain “Made For MagSafe” certification.

Qi2’s landing product is equivalent to a Magsafe charger that supports 15W and does not require MFM certification.

When the Android camp supports the Qi2 wireless charging protocol, maybe one day you will be able to dominate the world with a magnetic wireless charger.

Fady Mishriki, Chairman of the WPC Board of Directors, said: “We are pleased to see our members embracing Qi v2.0 and building accessories for Qi2 devices. We expect Qi v2.0 to become the global standard for wireless charging.”

According to market analysis agency TechInsights, sales of wireless charging equipment are expected to exceed 1 billion units this year. The launch of the Qi2 standard will open the market for new accessories and expand the wireless charging market.

With the unification of wireless charging specifications and standards, devices from Apple and Android manufacturers can be compatible and charged, giving users more flexibility.

For Apple, the launch of the Qi2 standard can lower the certification threshold for third-party accessory brands and allow more third-party accessory manufacturers to participate in the MagSafe ecosystem.


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