Android phones have had wireless charging for years, but Apple only
now introduced the feature for its new iPhone 8 and iPhone X models.
Better late than never, I suppose.
Wireless charging is a nice, if not essential, feature to have. It’s
slightly more convenient than reaching for your charging cable; just
place your iPhone on a wireless charging pad as if it were resting on a
table. No plugging or unplugging necessary.
But that’s the only benefit to going wireless, at least for now.
In theory, wireless charging should also mean faster charging, so that
you can replenish you phone’s battery in less time. But as we can see
from this chart from Apple Insider, the difference between charging your
iPhone 8 with the standard 5 watt power cable that’s included and using a
7.5 watt wireless charging pad is negligible. …