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Comment: This is why Apple was right to hold back on wireless charging for the iPhone
It was yesterday suggested that Apple may be
partnering with Energous
, developer of a wireless charging technology known as WattUp. The company later issued a statement downplaying the evidence for the partnership, but – notably – without actually denying it.
Either way, it seems pretty clear by now that Apple is indeed waiting for either this or
long-distance wireless charging tech, and it is absolutely right to do so.
wrote a wish-list
for the iPhone 7 back in November of last year, there were five items on it. Apple delivered three of them. But a number of you wondered why wireless charging wasn’t on my list, and I wrote a
explaining my reasoning. The tl;dr version is that Apple should hold fire until wireless charging can be done properly – and I pointed directly to the WattUp tech developed by Energous
as an example
of how to do it right …
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