If Apple permits it, the next generation of Anker chargers could wirelessly charge an iPhone at 15W thanks to new Qi2 wireless charging technology.
New Nano USB-C chargers are available for any potential iPhone 15 users who may be ripping out outdated Lightning-equipped setups to go with their new phones and AirPods, as well as new Qi2-equipped MagGo magnetic chargers, stations, and power banks. These accessories are part of Anker’s most recent batch of mobile power products. According to rumours, the iPhone 15 range will include Qi2 support, which might enable 15W charging rates without Apple’s MagSafe certification.
We’ll see shortly if other manufacturers will upgrade their products for Qi2 or support the spec on new phones releasing later this year, like the Pixel 8 series, since Apple hasn’t yet announced its plans in that regard.
Supporting the upcoming Qi wireless charging standard necessitates incorporating a circular magnet configuration that is similar to the MagSafe design and is based on Apple’s suggestions. Anker’s prior MagGo hardware was only “MagSafe-compatible,” which was generally less expensive but only allowed iPhones to charge at 7.5 watts as opposed to 15 watts with MagSafe-branded gear.
The portable Power Bank (shown above), with its kickstand and a USB-C connection to charge additional devices at up to 27W, is Anker’s first piece of Qi2-updated MagGo hardware. This time, it comes in a range of colours and features an LCD screen on the side that informs you of the 10,000mAh battery’s state. Additionally, Anker is introducing a 6,600mAh Power Bank that unfolds into a more robust-looking stand, which is ideal for working with iOS 17’s StandBy mode.
If you enjoy multi-device chargers, Anker will offer three MagGo Wireless Charging station designs that support simultaneously charging your iPhone, AirPods, and Apple Watch, in addition to a less complicated 15W pad charger. One charging station is set up on a bedside table in the form of a recognizable-looking tree arrangement. The second may fold flat and sets each device side by side. The final one, which has the Apple Watch trailing off the back, folds like a clamshell.
And this 67W MagGo Magnetic Charging Station makes a promise of 8-in-1 output on the desktop while pushing up to 15W wireless charging on the magnetic front pad and having three AC ports, along with two USB-C and two USB-A ports, on the rear.
Anker is unveiling other accessories besides Qi2 chargers. Starting today, Amazon is selling a charger with 22.5W charging that looks like a USB-C (not Lightning) Nano battery dongle for $29.99. I also like Anker’s 100W Charging Station, which now has a new baby version, and its pop-out AC port chargers. The Anker Nano Charging Station, which costs $65.00 on Amazon and features two USB-C connectors and two USB-A ports with support for 67W charging, utilises the same strange non-standard AC cord.
Anker introduced a number of powerful chargers and batteries earlier this month for real mobile warriors. For those who aren’t packing a heavy backpack, Anker now has MagGo, new Nano series chargers and more on display at IFA Berlin.
The Nano series chargers are already on the market, while the Qi2 MagGo devices are anticipated to begin shipping in late 2023 and will not have prices attached.