Using wireless charging leads to a faster wear on the batteries of the newest iPhone than charging via a normal cable. To this conclusion came an employee of the publication ZDNet Adrian Kingsley-Hughes.
Referring to official Apple data , Hughes writes that after passing 500 full charge cycles, the battery will retain up to 80 percent of the original capacity. According to him, users should keep in mind that as the battery gets older, it will discharge faster, and the frequency of charge will increase.
“In January, my iPhone overcame the threshold of 90 recharging cycles, now March, that is, after six weeks, the recharge has become 135,” Hughes writes. According to his calculations, the limit of 500 cycles of wireless charging in about 20 months.
“Previously, according to my expectations, 500 cycles of recharging occurred about three years later,” the journalist said. His iPhone 6 Plus, which was charged more than 800 times, has a battery that has kept more than 80 percent of its original capacity.
The problem is that when the iPhone is charged via a cable, all components are powered in parallel charging. In the case of wireless charging, the battery is simultaneously charged and gives power to the components of the smartphone, which leads to premature battery wear, Hughes said.
It should be noted that the owners of Android-smartphones complained about premature aging of the battery when using wireless charging.