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Apple aligns itself with the standard for wireless charging

Apple aligns itself with the standard for wireless charging

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Apple has joined the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC), a group of companies that together form a standard for wireless charging manages.

That reports the website 9to5mac, who recently noted that Apple is on the list of participating companies was added on the website of WPC.

That list shows now 213 members, including Sony, HTC, Huawei, Samsung and now Apple.

The entry of Apple has not yet officially announced. Apple with its Apple Watch have been using the Qi standard and the WPC developed, but the watch can nevertheless not be charged with charging stations from other manufacturers.

New iPhone

There are already some time rumors that Apple in the next iPhone this year also sees the wireless charging can be. The company would be working on a technique where a device really remotely recharges and not on a special surface need to lie.

The accession to the WPC might indicate that the new iPhone instead, however, to make use of the Qi standard.

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