Since the arrival of wireless charging on the iPhone 12, Apple has put a significant limitation in this area. To take advantage of the fastest 15W charging, it’s imperative to switch to a proprietary MagSafe charger or, if that doesn’t work, a third-party model that’s certified Made for MagSafe (MFM). Conversely, other chargers are limited to a power split in half, or 7.5 W.
But that may well change with the iPhone 15. According to a leak posted on Weibo, Apple may finally lift this restriction in its next smartphone series. Chargers that are not MFM certified but technically capable of providing 15 W of power can therefore quickly charge phones.
No need to use Apple certified charger for fast wireless charging on iPhone 15 anymore
While this rumor has yet to be confirmed, the news isn’t as big of a surprise as it sounds. In fact, it’s hard not to think about the arrival of USB-C in the next series imposed by the European Union that risks messing up the way users charge their iPhones. However, it should be noted that Apple intends to continue to favor its own solutions at this point.
The real clue to the end of this restriction lies elsewhere, namely the firm’s investment in a new version of the Qi standard, MagSafe’s universal competitor. Last January, the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) announced the arrival of the Qi2 standard, which will also work on all devices, and Apple seems to be showing some interest. Turning on its fast charge might explain this contribution.