星巴克门店将支持新iPhone无线充电

【星巴克门店将支持新iPhone无线充电】虽然距离iPhone X和iPhone 8全面进入市场还有一段时间,但星巴克显然已经早已做好了准备。星巴克CTO Itay Sherman宣布,将全面更新店内pad设备,以支持苹果新发布系列产品的无线充电Qi标准。当然,在这之前首先你得买到一台新iPhone。

Yes, you should be able to charge your new iPhone X or iPhone 8 at Starbucks.

Apple announced earlier this week that its new iPhones will include support for wireless charging through the Qi standard. But as far as charging in Starbucks is concerned, there seemed to be a catch: Starbucks’ charging pads from Powermat support a different standard, PMA.

This is a solvable problem, according to a SlashGear interview with Powermat CTO Itay Sherman. He said that parts of the pad were designed “to be as generic as possible to cover all standards if possible” — and that they’re also connected to Powermat’s backend, making it possible to update the software remotely.

And that, in turn, means the Starbucks pads can be updated to support Qi without turning into a giant hardware installation project.

There wasn’t any reason to make the update previously, Sherman said, since most smartphones that included wireless charging supported both standards. Now that Apple has decided to go Qi-only, the pads should be updated accordingly. He also said that the exact timing of the updates will vary from Starbucks to Starbucks.

A Powermat spokesperson confirmed to TechCrunch that its technology is compatible with Qi.

https://techcrunch.com/2017/09/14/starbucks-iphone-x-iphone-8/


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