Apple is exploring cutting-edge technologies that would allow iPhones and iPads to be powered from further away than the charging mats used with current smartphones, the people said, asking not to be identified as the details are private. The iPhone maker is looking to overcome technical barriers including loss of power over distance with a decision on implementing the technology still being assessed, they said.
Finally. Wireless charging is the obvious endpoint for Apple devices in their endless quest for simplicity.1
- And, once Apple picks a good wireless charging standard – and I can guarantee it’ll be better than Qi or WPC because there’s no way Apple would accept the low range and lack of speed of those two standards – everyone else will follow. ↩