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Digitimes: Samsung and Apple to move to wireless charging this year

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 09 Mar 2013 9:13 User comments (10)

Digitimes: Samsung and Apple to move to wireless charging this year According to Digitimes, Apple and Samsung will add wireless charging capabilities to their new 2013 models.
Other OEMs, including LG, Nokia, Motorola and HTC have moved towards the Qi standard in the past year, although sales of the wireless charging accessories have been lackluster.

For its part, Samsung is widely expected to add Qi support for the Galaxy S IV and the Galaxy Note III although it is unclear if it will be built-in or require a special back cover or case.

Apple is said to be considering similar, although Apple often lags on a technology until it is more widely adopted or they believe the consumer is ready for it.

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10 user comments

19.3.2013 10:26

Don't SGS3 and Note 2 already have support for wireless charging?

29.3.2013 11:04

No, they don't. You can add it with replacement back panels or such, AFAIK.

Can't wait for Apple to do their standard "give existing technology a really catchy name and use it as the major selling point of their new phone, several months after everyone else" with this one!



39.3.2013 11:15

i hope the GS4 has this

49.3.2013 16:20

I don't think Samsung are bothering with this, the vice ceo has already said they are using a removable battery in the GS4 and not overly fussed about changing that and not overly fussed about wifi charging either.

59.3.2013 16:31

I would by this every time I got a phone if it was a option at the time of purchase. Just as I always by a charging cradle now when they have one.

69.3.2013 18:57

Quote:
, the vice ceo has already said they are using a removable battery in the GS4
Link? Great news if true, but I doubt it.


79.3.2013 19:41

Originally posted by Ripper:
No, they don't. You can add it with replacement back panels or such, AFAIK.
In other words, they have support for it.

Also, I understand (no first hand experience though) that you don't need a replacement back piece or anything, just something to go between the back panel and the battery.

810.3.2013 3:13

Most Over rated thing . U still have to plug in the donkey pad .


Hack a bit, invest a bit, work a bit, jerk a bit

910.3.2013 15:55

Originally posted by Taalen:
Originally posted by Ripper:
No, they don't. You can add it with replacement back panels or such, AFAIK.
In other words, they have support for it.

Also, I understand (no first hand experience though) that you don't need a replacement back piece or anything, just something to go between the back panel and the battery.


Third-party support yes, hardly the same thing. But I obviously see your point.

And yes, you can mod your own with some easily available parts - or so I understand it, no experience either.


1011.3.2013 6:11

Originally posted by Ripper:
Third-party support yes, hardly the same thing. But I obviously see your point.

And yes, you can mod your own with some easily available parts - or so I understand it, no experience either.
I must admit that it looks like it seems to take quite a bit more tweaking than I had assumed - damn hearsay for making things sound so simple - so I'd say you were certainly closer to the truth than I was. Didn't think it worked out of the box, but also wasn't aware it took quite that much tinkering :)

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