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Apple announces MagSafe wireless charging for iPhone 12

  • Apple revealed the brand new iPhone 12 on Tuesday afternoon during its annual iPhone event.
  • Alongside the new phone, Apple announced a new $40 wireless charging mat named MagSafe — a nod to the beloved charging port that appeared on Apple laptops for years.
  • The new charger is Apple’s second attempt to break into wireless charging. The company previously revealed — and almost launched — a product named “AirPower” that was eventually cancelled in a rare move from Apple.
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Apple is making a second attempt at wireless charging with a new product named MagSafe — a nod to the beloved charging port that was part of every Apple laptop for years.

The new $40 device enables Apple’s latest iPhone, the iPhone 12, to wireless charge. The phone magnetically snaps onto the charger, and Apple has a variety of new accessories to go alongside

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100W wireless charging could be a thing next year

Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra fast wireless charging screen

  • A new leak points to 100W wireless charging by several brands in 2021.
  • Heat and battery degradation would likely be two key challenges for the tech.

We’ve seen major strides in fast charging in the last two years, as smartphone manufacturers like Huawei, BBK, and Xiaomi upped the ante for both wired and wireless charging. We’ve previously seen wired charging top out at ~120W in recent months, but wireless charging solutions aren’t far behind, either.

Now, frequent leaker Digital Chat Station has claimed that several manufacturers are targeting 100W wireless charging for phones launching in 2021. Check out the post below.

Digital Chat Station 100W wireless charging

This would be a major leap over current wireless charging standards. We’ve seen 40W wireless charging in the likes of the Oppo Ace 2 and Huawei P40 Pro Plus respectively. Oppo has also announced 65W wireless charging technology earlier this year, although we haven’t seen it on a commercial

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iPhone 12’s wireless charging rumors: The latest leak thickens the plot


The iPhone 12 is rumored to have wireless charging, and possibly reverse charging. 

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At a virtual event on Tuesday, Oct. 13, Apple is expected to reveal the iPhone 12. We’ve heard a lot of rumors about the new phone’s specs, price and potential 5G features, as well as the new phone’s charging capabilities. We expect that the iPhone 12 will feature wireless charging, as every iPhone has integrated that since the iPhone 8. But on Friday, leaker Kang posted on Chinese social media site Weibo that Apple will also introduce a magnetic iPhone MagSafe charger, using the same branding as the magnetic charging cables found in its older MacBook laptops. 

Read more: All the iPhone 12 rumors you need to know

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Apple to Allegedly Rekindle ‘MagSafe’ Brand for Magnetic iPhone Case and Wireless Charging Accessories

A Chinese Weibo account going by the name “Kang” this morning posted allegedly accurate information for every product set to be announced at the upcoming Apple event on October 13, including details and launch dates for the full iPhone 12 lineup, and the rumored HomePod mini.

In addition, the original post also claims that Apple will announce a new magnetic iPhone case with “MagSafe” and two official Apple wireless chargers called “MagSafe Charger” and “MagSafe Duo Charger,” one or both of which will have a 15-Watt power output.

The “MagSafe” brand name will resonate with readers who remember Apple’s magnetically attached MagSafe power connector, which first appeared on MacBook Pro models in 2006 but despite its popularity was eventually discontinued across all Apple product lines between 2016 and 2019 and replaced with USB-C.

Back in August, images shared on Weibo that were said to be from the ‌iPhone 12‌ depict

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Charging An Electric Car: Your Questions Answered

Sales of battery-powered electric vehicles rocketed by over 184% year on year in September, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders, with hybrid vehicles also selling in much bigger numbers.

The actual number of battery vehicle sales weren’t huge (just shy of 22,000, compared with 7,700 in September 2019), but tellingly petrol vehicle sales were down over 20%, and diesel was down by almost 40%.

So if you’re thinking about making the switch to an electric vehicle (EV), it’s important to get to grips with how to go about charging one.

Whether you want to know more about the costs and time involved, or you simply need to know how far you can drive between charges, our guide has got it covered.

Home charging

Charging your EV at home is often the easiest and most cost-effective option, so here’s all you need to know.

How do I

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Google defers charging 30% mandatory Play Store commission in India

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  • Google is delaying its plans to charge a 30% mandatory Play Store commission in India.
  • The company’s decision seems like a reaction to the retaliation from Indian startups.
  • Indian payments startup Paytm has already launched a rival app store with some popular apps.

Google is deferring its controversial new Play Store billing policy in India to March 31, 2022. The new rules stop apps from circumventing Google’s payment system and are scheduled to come into effect globally from September 21. They will ensure Google gets its 30% commission on all paid apps and in-app purchases.

In its latest blog post, Google says that it’s setting up listening sessions and policy workshops with leading Indian startups. The internet giant is also extending the time for developers in India to integrate the Google Play billing system so they can implement a UPI payment option. UPI is a unified payment system in

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Realme phone with 125W fast charging tech coming soon

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Realme might introduce its industry-leading 125W SuperDart fast charging technology on a smartphone soon. The company is teasing the first smartphone with the charging technology will debut in Europe soon. Realme’s CEO for Europe and India, Madhav Sheth has tweeted a photo of a power brick along with some hints in the caption. Those hints could be for a Realme 7-series phone that might get this 125W fast charging solution.

“We’re planning #FAS7ER things for @realmeeurope – so stay tuned!” wrote Madhav Sheth on Twitter. This points to a model under the Realme 7 series, but we are not sure if that will be brand new or an existing one. Realme sells three models under the 7-series: Realme 7i, Realme 7, and Realme 7 Pro. There has been some chatter around the Realme 7 Pro SE, so that might be the candidate for 125W charging tech we are looking at.

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Energous Receives FCC Approval, Extending Charging Zone to Up to 1 Meter for Groundbreaking Over-the-Air, Power-at-a-Distance Wireless Charging

Class II permissive change allows for expansion of Energous’ new, non-beamforming wireless charging technology announced earlier this year

Today Energous Corporation (Nasdaq: WATT), the developer of WattUp®, a revolutionary wireless charging 2.0 technology, announced that it has received a Class II permissive change to the existing MS-550 FCC Grant, extending the charging zone up to one meter. This change, under the FCC’s Part 18 rules, allows Energous and its partners to develop and market wireless charging products that may be charged within one meter of the transmitter. It is believed to be the first time that a non-beamforming transmitter has been permitted under the FCC’s rules with a charging zone of up to one meter under the FCC’s Part 18 guidelines.

“We continue to make advances that will enable over-the air, wireless charging at-a-distance to become a reality. This permissive change from the FCC substantially expands the allowable non-beamforming footprint

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This Ingenious Charging Cable Works with All Your Devices

Some people have tailored their lives to make sure they only need one charging cable for everything. But that’s an odd existence given the device pairings you’d have to use to make sure one cable would work. As frustrating as it is to have a half-dozen cables for all of your various devices, nobody is choosing their technology based solely on the charging connection. But you might choose your charging cable on that basis, especially when it’s the CharbyEdge Pro 6-in-1 Universal Cable.

a laptop computer sitting on top of a wooden table

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This is the one charging cable to rule them all and unite all of your devices with a single cord. With six connectors in one, you can charge any Apple, USB-C, or Android device with the same cable. That means you just have to wrap up one cable and put it in your bag when you’re commuting or traveling, and you won’t have to fight

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Wireless Charging Market News, Demand, Opportunity during 220-2022

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Sep 09, 2020 (AmericaNewsHour) —
The global wireless market is expected to grow at a steady rate during the forecast period. Wireless charging is the process of transmitting electrical energy without transmitting materials or physical wires. In this technology, electrons flow through electric, magnetic or electromagnetic field medium. In the emerging technology market, some of the successfully evolved applications are microwaves, ultrasound, infrared, solar cells, laser, and resonance electromagnetic waves. Wireless charging technology works on two technologies, as induction and resonance of magnetic field. In inductive charging coils are tightly coupled, resulting in high power transmission with low heat generation. This inductive charging technology is highly preferable in charging of electronic devices such as smartphones and tabs. In resonant charging, coils are loosely coupled and have low-power transfer efficiency. Such type of systems is best suitable for

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