03-11-2013, 11:40 AM #1
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Monday Apple Rumors: iPhone to Get Wireless Charging in 2013 | InvestorPlace
good thing they are on top of the ball with this one.
No More Cables: Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) is developing its own wireless charging technology for mobile devices, DigiTimes notes. Sources say that Apple will add the technology to its top-end iPhone this year. The company is expected to introduce its latest iPhone, the iPhone 5S in August. However, it remains unclear whether Apple will build the technology into the iPhone, or provide it through attachable accessories. Rival Samsung is also expected to add wireless charging to its upcoming Galaxy S IV smartphone. Owners of the Galaxy S IV will have to purchase back covers enabled with Qi wireless charging technology in order to charge their devices from a charging pad. Other smartphone makers are also expected to add wireless charging to their higher-end models this year, including HTC, Nokia (NYSE:NOK) and LG.
- 03-11-2013, 11:53 AM #2
I hate it how NO ONE knows that Nokia has wireless charging and this piece of innovation will be labelled as something Apple introduced to the world. That dude who wrote the article is so misinformed that he almost just mentioned Nokia at the end of the paragraph stating wrongly that Nokia "will also introduced wireless charging in 2013"
AND sadly enough it is an article from a MSN website - Microsoft's ownership! FTW!I close threads to save cats.
The way not everyone can have their own loaf of bread, not everyone should create a new thread!
...and then God said, let there be a search button and there was a huge one on top!
- 03-11-2013, 11:55 AM #3
Energiser have been selling QI wireless charging kits for iPhone for a while now.
Qi Inductive Wireless Charging | Energizer
There have also been a few wireless charging kits for sale for the Galaxy S 3 too.
samsung galaxy s3 wireless charging kit - Google Search
- 03-11-2013, 12:06 PM #5
^ yep. It should read: Apple, HTC and LG following Nokia's lead by also adding wireless charging to their high end phones.
Of course, Apple will develop their own standard that is incompatible with everyone else's, so you are forced to buy Apple's accessories, even if you already own Qi compatible wireless charging products. Restaurants, Airports, everyone will be forced to choose between supporting the Qi standard, or whatever Apple comes up with. Consumers are left with more expensive and less functional solutions that only work some of the time... it's this behavior that I dislike most about Apple
03-11-2013, 12:12 PM #6
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03-11-2013, 12:30 PM #7
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Other smartphone makers are also expected to add wireless charging to their higher-end models this year. Nokia (NYSE:NOK) already offers Qi-enabled wireless charging on its Lumia 920 smartphones
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- 03-11-2013, 12:53 PM #9
- 03-12-2013, 10:46 PM #10
Nobody said that but it seems it bothers some nokia users that apple is going to do it. Making it seem as if nokia first invented it. Even if they"made it mainstream" first who cares?
To be honest iam not to excited about this feature, sure it looks nice but i prefer the wired and faster way of charging my phone.
- 03-12-2013, 11:23 PM #11
- 03-14-2013, 09:20 PM #12
Its business and companies work that way, grown adults shouldn't be ''tired'' by things like these.
In my opinion i could careless who got it first, or who made it popular, if it works form me... great. That is all i care.
- 03-21-2013, 04:34 PM #14
On the other hand ive seen several non-iphone users bragging about their devices and desperately trying to change iphone users mind to consider switching. Three weeks ago one of my friend gets his 920 out of his pocket, plays a music video purposely in front of me and says something about how no other phone could match that quality, he encouraged me to play the same video on my iphone 5 and put it side by side... And guess what... yes both devices looked great, the 920 was beautiful, so whas the iphone 5. Even he couldnt notice the ''big'' difference other than one was on a bigger screen. What i did noticed is that the 920 had a greenish tint when compared to the iphone, but in the end my point is you really couldnt tell which one was better.
But yea, going back to topic, ive been an iphone user since a while now, i do like other phones, i do give credit to the ones that innovate or come out with something different, but in the end im gonna buy whatever works better for me not who ever had this and that first.
- 03-22-2013, 10:43 PM #17
In my opinion people are not really that interested in today's ''wireless charging'', you still have to put your phone down, i would be limited to use my phone while its charging on top of a pad. Atleast with a wire you have the option to move around a bit. But yea, rightnow in my opinion its a good feature but far from being really useful. i think that maybe thats why its not as popular or people dont really give alot of credit to phones that got it first or phones that made it mainstream.
I assume the day a company comes out with ''real'' wireless charging, the one where you can walk around and still be charging your phone without a pad or something similiar then everything will change and that would the day a company really is gonna get real credit for it.
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