The Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) announced today that the next generation Qi wireless charging standard will integrate Apple’s MagSafe magnetic charging function. Qi2 is a new unified wireless charging standard that builds on the MagSafe charging technology provided by Apple.
Qi2 will integrate the Magnetic Power Profile, which means that future wireless charging panels from manufacturers like Samsung and OPPO will use Apple’s MagSafe technology. The technology is now available in the iPhone 12 series and later models.
WPC says Qi2 introduces the Magnetic Power Profile to ensure that phones and other battery-powered mobile products dock perfectly with chargers to improve energy efficiency and speed up charging. qi2 will allow the use of new accessories that cannot be charged using existing flat surface-to-flat devices (flat surface-to-flat surface).
The Qi2 standard will debut later this year and will replace the existing Qi standard. The first Qi2-enabled smartphones and chargers are expected to be available during the Christmas shopping season in 2023.