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mejiac
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2/1/2016 | 12:32:36 PM
Re: Why so Late
@yalanand,

I don't agree 100%.... Iphone market share might decline only because of competiiveness. Apple has way too much invested in it's smarphone portfolio that'll always keep it a priority for it's R&D departments.

Samsung and others may come up with more bells and whiletls, but it's been proven time and time again that Iphones do have the most robust offering all around, given mainly because apple controls both software and hardware, so it has the capabicity to optimize for 100% performance. Samsung can throught every thing it can think off...it's still an android device with a custom UI, that do this day it still lags when compared to a true Android device (like Nexus)... IMHO

 

What does the community think?
yalanand
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yalanand,
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1/31/2016 | 10:30:28 PM
Re: Why so Late
Yea why so late? Doesn't matter. iPhones will decline still.
shakeeb
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shakeeb,
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1/31/2016 | 1:47:39 PM
Re: Usefulness
@tzubair- Efficiency rate is approx. 60-70%, depending on the device manufacturer.

So 60-70% of the energy the charger is consuming reaches the device in the end.

The rest is lost in the inductive conversion process and the transfer between the two coils.

 
tzubair
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tzubair,
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1/31/2016 | 1:39:52 PM
Re: Usefulness
"Have you noticed on that your Lumia phone charges mush slower while wireless charging compared to the traditional usb charger? This is where the chargers efficiency comes into play. "

@Shakeeb: I haven't felt any such thing with the wireless charging. The charging speed has been the same as it'd be on a normal wired charger. The only hindrance is the fact that the phone needs to be placed on the plate and then be used.
shakeeb
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shakeeb,
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1/31/2016 | 10:54:01 AM
Re: Usefulness
@tzubair- Have you noticed on that your Lumia phone charges mush slower while wireless charging compared to the traditional usb charger? This is where the chargers efficiency comes into play. 
shakeeb
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shakeeb,
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1/31/2016 | 10:50:44 AM
Re: Smartphone and Tablet sales
@mejiac – I have to agree with you on this, people now have some close options to choose from and they now have the ability to compare the features / specs before they make an investment.   
shakeeb
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1/31/2016 | 10:48:56 AM
Re: Why so Late
@mejiac – Is Apple waiting to perfect wireless charging? Most wireless chargers have a low efficiency rate compared to the ordinary USB charging. I wonder if Apple is trying to overcome this hurdle to have fast efficient wireless charging on their devices.  
shakeeb
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shakeeb,
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1/31/2016 | 10:42:45 AM
Re: Why so Late
Will Apple come up with a wireless charger that don't require you to keep the phone on a charging pad? We have seen power sent over RF waves to charge the phone. 

https://youtu.be/wM8XkUeFcjc
shakeeb
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shakeeb,
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1/31/2016 | 10:34:53 AM
Re: Why so Late
I wonder why Apple took so long unless they wanted to try something different. I have a feeling they will come up with their own standards and users will have to adopt accordingly. 
tzubair
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tzubair,
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1/30/2016 | 12:04:56 PM
Usefulness
I have been using Wireless Charging on my Lumia phone for a while now but I find to be of very little use. While it's wireless as the name says, you have to place the phone on a charging plate to charge it. This means you can't life the phone up to use it while it's on charge. You must use it while it's on the plate. With a wired charger, this is very easy business. The only ease is that you don't have to plug the charger inside the phone and just need to place the phone on the plate.
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