TheMacMan OP t1_j2ta32d wrote

The idea that Apple wants to do away with all physical jacks is all speculation. There's been zero indication from them that they really want to do so.

While the press release doesn't include much on the spec, I'd assume that if they're integrating MagSafe tech into this, Apple is allowing them to utilize their standards without fee. If there was a licensing fee, other companies aren't going to utilize Qi2.


TheMacMan OP t1_j2t1t8x wrote

Interesting that it's build on Apple's MagSafe.

>WPC member, Apple®, provided the basis for the new Qi2 standard building on its MagSafe® technology. Apple® and other WPC members developed the new Magnetic Power Profile, which is at the core of Qi2. Qi2’s Magnetic Power Profile will ensure that phones or other rechargeable battery-powered mobile products are perfectly aligned with charging devices, thus providing improved energy efficiency and faster charging.