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Apple joins Wireless Power Consortium, kicking the sector up a gear

So Apple has joined the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC), which has sent the press into a rush of speculation concerning the next iPhone’s potential inclusion of the WPC’s Qi charging tech. It should be noted that it was heavily rumored that the iPhone 7 would include wireless charging tech, and that did not come to pass, but should Apple opt for Qi, it would likely continue its habit of setting de facto standards for smartphones and laptops. Whether you believe Apple has earned this reputation from its sage wisdom and always backing the right horse, or because its competitors are beholden to Apple’s marketing clout and ape it to retain consumer interest, this move looks like a win for Qi…

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