iPhone wireless phone charging comes at a cost: your battery


Wireless cellphone charging on the iPhone X and 8 sounded too good to be true. We knew there had to be a catch. 

And here it is, as ZDNet contributor Adrian Kingsley-Hughes pointed out Monday: The battery gets run down much faster with the wireless method, as compared to cable charging. It’s more wear and tear on the battery, and eventually it won’t stay charged for as long as it once did.

SEE ALSO: Apple may release AirPower wireless charging pad next month

What a bummer.

Kingsley-Hughes determined — based on Apple’s claim that an iPhone battery is “designed to retain up to 80 percent of its original capacity at 500 complete charge cycles” — that his phone would hit 500 charges in about a year and a half. Most phones are expected to keep a charge at 80 percent for two or three years of use.  Read more…

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