Wireless charging was a feature that was missing from Apple’s iPhone lineup, but that changed with the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X. While wireless charging might be seen as more convenient due to the fact that you don’t need to keep plugging devices in and out, there is a drawback and just like WiFi compared to a cable connection, wireless charging can be slower than conventional methods.
However the good news for iPhone owners is that iOS 11.2 will change that. As it stands the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X will charge at 5 watts using a Qi-based wireless charger, but Apple had previously promised faster charging would be arriving for their new iPhones, and that’s where iOS 11.2 comes in. With the update, these iPhones will be able to charge at a faster rate of 7.5 watts.
This is according to a report from MacRumors who were tipped off by this change by accessory maker RAVpower. They then tested it out for themselves and found that it was true. That being said, iOS 11.2 is currently in beta and there is no word on when it will be released. However beta 3 has recently been seeded to developers and beta testers, so it looks like development is quite far along and hopefully we won’t have to wait much longer for its official release.