iPhone 13 and 14 to Receive Next-Gen Qi2 Wireless Charging in iOS 17.2

The upcoming iOS 17.2 update for the iPhone is expected to bring support for a next-generation wireless charging protocol, Qi2. This new protocol, which is already supported by the iPhone 15, will be rolled out to iPhone 13 and iPhone 14 models. The Qi2 standard offers better power transfer capabilities, faster charging speeds, and greater energy efficiency. It also includes improved foreign object detection and enhanced safety features. This means that third-party wireless chargers will be able to offer the same charging speeds as Apple’s MagSafe hardware. The 17.2 update will not support the iPhone 12, and it’s unclear why. However, it is likely due to the lack of support in the handset’s charging or battery management system.