Starbucks Updating Wireless Chargers to Support New iPhones

Chaim Gartenberg, reporting for The Verge:

To solve that problem, Powermat will be rolling out an update to its charging pads in Starbucks (and other stores) that will allow them to charge Apple’s newest iPhones. And while it’s nice (if not super surprising) that Starbucks would want to update its charging pads to support Apple’s newest phones, it’s how the company is doing it that’s interesting.

Gartenberg goes on to explain that Powermat’s chargers are connected to a cloud network, which enables them to push a firmware update that’ll support iPhone 8 and iPhone X.