Apple drops limits on 15W wireless chargers for iPhone 15


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MagSafe goes universal with Qi2

A new rumor claims that Apple will no longer require wireless chargers to be approved before they can deliver 15W fast charging for the iPhone 15 range.

To use fast charging, Apple specifies that users must use its own power adapter, or a “comparable third-party USB-C power adapter that supports USB Power Delivery (USB-PD).” Now an unsubstantiated rumor via leaker “yeux1122” says that the company is dropping its requirement for those “comparable” adapters to be approved by Apple.

This detail is accompanied by an unidentified screenshot showing the news in Chinese. In machine translation, the Chinese original source says that the news comes from “charging head network,” presumably the manufacturing supply chain.

If correct, the change to allowing 15W fast charging from more adapters may be related to the Qi2 standard. In January, it was revealed that Apple provided its MagSafe specifications as a basis for the forthcoming updated standard by the Wireless Power Consortium.