Comment: This is why Apple was right to hold back on wireless charging for the iPhone
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.It was yesterday suggested that Apple may be
Either way, it seems pretty clear by now that Apple is indeed waiting for either this or some similar long-distance wireless charging tech, and it is absolutely right to do so.
When I 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 follow-up piece 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 …