Need more proof that the new iPhones will have wireless charging? Here's a $50 stand

RAVPower, the maker of all things powerbank and charging, has given us one more tangential evidence that the upcoming iPhone crop will indeed feature a wireless method to pump them full of electrons. It has apparently already in production of a wireless charging stand with the Qi standard that can output no less than 10 watts of power, or double what the wired iPhone chargers provide, due to the inevitable power loss when charging through the ether. 

Thus, the RAVPower chief has sent the following statement which all but confirms that the company …


Once again, rumors call for 2017 iPhone users to shell out cash for wireless charging accessories

Rumors that the tenth anniversary iPhone, currently known as the Apple iPhone 8, will feature wireless charging have been around for some time. Actually, all three rumored 2017 iPhone models could be the first iOS powered handsets to offer this feature. So-called Apple expert John Gruber sent out a tweet last July indicating that the charging pads for the Apple iPhone 8, Apple iPhone 7s and Apple iPhone 7s Plus will be sold separately. 

The CEO of contract assembler Wriston, Robert Hwang, said earlier this year that wireless charging on the iPhone requires the new models to undergo …

Alleged Apple wireless charging pads appear in bare-naked photo shoot

It has been rumored for a while now that Apple’s iPhone 7s and iPhone 8 will have wireless charging. In fact, the 7s and 7s Plus are expected to be thicker than the current duo of Apple flagships due to the glass back they will have — you can’t have inductive charging if the phone’s back is bare metal. Now, we get a look at the charging pads during the manufacturing process.

Update: A photo of an alleged battery sticker for the future iPhones has also popped up. It appears to have a cutout for the wireless charging coil inside the phone

Well… allegedly. …

New Moto Mod for wireless charging on sale for $39.99


So you want to employ wireless charging on your Moto Z device? Well, here’s a piece of bad news. Right out of the box, you cannot use wireless charging on any Moto Z phone. But wait, what about the sequels? After all, the Moto Z2 Play is now available. BRRRP! Sorry, there still is no wireless charging feature on the Moto Z or Moto Z2 line that comes out of the box.  But if you’re willing to shell out a few extra bucks, there is a way to employ wireless charging on your Moto Z or Moto Z2 device.

For $39.99, you can buy the “Moto Style Shell + Wireless Charging” mod. Attach it to …

Wireless charging technology for 2017 iPhone models is running late; hardware to be sold separately

As Apple iPhone 7 Plus users know, sometimes a new feature runs late and you have to wait for a software update to receive it. That happened with the Portrait Mode that produces the professional looking blurring effect on portraits snapped with the camera, also known as bokeh. The software needed to create the effect didn’t ship with the iPhone 7 Plus, and appeared with the first iOS 10.1 beta.

According to tech tipster John Gruber, this could be how Apple will disseminate the necessary software to enable wireless charging on the 2017 iPhone models. In a tweet posted yesterday, Gruber notes …

For $19.99, you can add wireless charging to your Apple iPhone 6 and up (charging pad required)

If the rumors are right, wireless charging is a feature that will finally be offered to iPhone users later this year. Wireless charging should be available on the 10th anniversary edition of the iPhone, and possibly the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus models. That is why glass is being used on the back cover of all three phones. The technology won’t work through a metal rear cover. And while that is all fine and dandy for those planning on purchasing a new iPhone once they become available, what about those who have an older iPhone unit?

If you own an Apple iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, …

Google Photos no longer supports the option to backup only while charging

Bad news for Google Photos users, as the search giant quietly removed one of the app’s features that are considered very useful by many. It appears that the ability to backup your photos while charging your phone is no longer available to Google Photos users.

Although it was initially thought that the removal of the feature might have been a temporary bug that Google would address in a future update, it’s been confirmed that Google made the change on purpose.

Currently, those who believe this feature was handy to them can now let the company know by leaving feedback so that …

OnePlus videos show its new phone charging faster than the Samsung Galaxy S8

Remember when the most important thing about smartphone batteries was how long they lasted for? At the time, no one cared about how fast the battery would charge up. In the last three to four years, this has changed as manufacturers started to realize that charging times were half of the equation. While Motorola has its Turbo Charging, Qualcomm has its QuickCharge technology integrated into its Snapdragon chipsets, and OnePlus has Dash Charge.

To show off how fast Dash Charge “does its thang,” OnePlus posted a couple of videos today showing the barely out of the womb OnePlus 5 against the …

OnePlus 5 Dash charging comparison versus the Galaxy S8 and the Google Pixel: still crazy fast!

OnePlus is always proud of its Dash Charge charging solution and it will never miss a chance to tell you how awesome it is. And rightfully so — anyone that has ever charged its compliant OnePlus device with the dedicated Dash Charger knows that you are extremely unlikely to live that wall hugger life. The company promises “a full day of power in half an hour”, and for the most part, this promise does not stray away from reality.
Of course, one of the key bells and whistles of the all-new OnePlus 5 is Dash Charge, and albeit it’s not a new feature per say, …

Results: do you use wireless charging?

So, wireless charging is pretty popular nowadays — almost all current major Android flagships have the feature, sans the occasional heavy hitter like the Google Pixel. It is becoming so prominent that even Apple’s iPhone 8 (or whatever that rumored premium edition of the iPhone ends up being called) is rumored to come with a wireless charging coil.

As you probably know, wireless charging requires you to lay your phone on a special pad for it to begin topping up. It’s slower, it warms up the phone noticeably, but it works without you fiddling with any wires, so it’s …