What you need to know
- Chevy has announced its new 2021 Bolt.
- It will feature Wireless CarPlay, as well as Qi charging.
- It will also have USB-C ports and will be available later this year.
Chevrolet has announced its new Chevy Bolt for 2021, which will feature Wireless CarPlay, Qi charging and USB-C ports.
As reported by 9to5Mac:
The new electric offering from Chevy will feature Wireless CarPlay, Wireless Qi charging and USB ports. Chevy becomes the latest manufacturer to offer Wireless CarPlay as part of its vehicles. Ford announced the feature last year for its 2020 models, and recently the Chrysler Pacifica was also added to the list.
The Bolt will also come with wireless Qi charging, bringing support for wireless charging for the most recent iPhone models (iPhone 8, X and newer). The Bolt will also feature USB-C ports, a welcome upgrade that will be compatible with Apple's USB-C to Lightning Cables and other USB-C devices.
The news is an exciting indicator that wireless CarPlay and Qi charging are becoming more mainstream within the automotive industry. Not only does this help improve safety and convenience whilst driving, but it also paves the way for Apple to potentially, one day remove all of the ports from its iPhone, creating a truly wireless device. A portless iPhone could one day help reduce wastage of charging cables and plugs, as well as improving security for iOS.
Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design.
Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple.
"A portless iPhone could one day help reduce wastage of charging cables and plugs". Really? And we wont need charging plates/stands that are cabled to plugs? Oh, but you can re-use these. Yes, you can reuse the cables and plugs today, too. I like wireless charging, but it doesn't save anything inherently. Standards do more for that, as long as everyone doesn't have their own.
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