Qi2 includes a new Magnetic Power Profile based on Apple’s MagSafe protocol. This will help users place their smartphones in the best possible alignment, ensuring efficient wireless conduction, which is a huge problem with non-magnetic Qi-based chargers.
Reportedly, Qi2 will provide up to 15W wireless charging, twice the regular 7.5W on Qi. However, it is important to mention that some handsets might not support the maximum charging rate. Ultimately, it comes down to the manufacturer’s preference, the hardware they wish to use, and the overall design of a phone.
This means quicker and easier wireless charging for Android phones, though no company has promised or teased the feature yet. For iPhones, Qi2 will bring MagSafe-grade charging to certified third-party products from companies like Anker, Belkin, and other known players at a lower price.
Currently, three iPhone lineups support the Qi2 standard: iPhone 13 (except the mini variant), iPhone 14, and iPhone 15. In fact, it was the iOS 17.2 Release Candidate’s changelog that confirmed Qi2 charging for the older iPhone models.