Apple, LG, Samsung, Others Agree to microUSB Charge Port
A number of companies have signed a new document that will make microUSB ports the standard port for charging cell phones. Some of the companies agreeing to the standard include Apple, LG, Motorola, NEC, Nokia, Qualcomm, Research In Motion, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, and Texas Instruments. The agreement only applies to devices sold in the European Union, and doesn't go into effect until 2010. In April, the CTIA endorsed the microUSB standard for phones in the U.S. It expects manufacturers to comply by 2012 in the U.S.
Apple Adopts Qi Wireless Charging, Teases AirPower Charge Mat
Apple today announced new iPhones that are for the first time capable of charging wirelessly. The company has adopted the Qi wireless charging standard for the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X.
Apple Backs Qi Wireless Charging Standard
Apple has joined the Wireless Power Consortium, according to IHS Technologies and the WPC's own web site. Apple is listed as a backing member of the organization, which is behind the Qi wireless charging standard.
Nokia, Apple File Dueling Patent Lawsuits
Nokia and Apple have this week filed patent-related lawsuits against one another in various jurisdictions. Nokia's claims, filed in Germany and the U.S., say that Apple is using Nokia's patented technology without permission.
Quick Charge 3.0 Promises Even Faster Device Charging
Qualcomm today revealed its third-generation rapid-charging technology called Quick Charge 3.0. The revised technology relies on what Qualcomm calls Intelligent Negotiation for Optimum Voltage (INOV), an equation that lets phones, tablets, and other devices determine just how much power they need at any particular point in time — all while remaining efficient.
Apple, Samsung to Adopt GSMA-Backed Electronic SIMs
The GSMA said it is in advanced talks with Apple and Samsung to adopt the nearly-finalized electronic SIM card standard moving forward. The GSMA has been working with the industry on electronic SIMs for some time and is close to announcing a final standard.
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