TechCharging an iPhone damage your phone. Strange problem in BMW

Charging an iPhone damage your phone. Strange problem in BMW

iPhone 15 Pro "doesn't get along" with BMW.
iPhone 15 Pro "doesn't get along" with BMW.
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8:51 AM EDT, October 4, 2023, updated: 8:57 AM EDT, October 5, 2023

Could charging an iPhone 15 Pro, and potentially other models in the series, in BMW cars be risky? It turns out that according to internet users described by MacRumors, yes - they believe that using an inductive charger could damage the NFC module in the smartphone.

Problems of iPhone 15 Pro Max and 15 Pro owners who drive BMWs are mentioned, among others, by MacRumors. Reports have surfaced online indicating that while charging an iPhone on a wireless charger in a car, the NFC module gets damaged, resulting in an error message, for example when trying to use Apple Pay. What's more, currently the problem cannot be resolved in any other way than by replacing the entire smartphone with a new one.

The details of the matter are not known at this time. The service ZDNet suggests to assume that you can damage all iPhone 15s in this way (and not just Pro models from reports) and that the problem may occur with any BMW model with a wireless charger. To delve into the topic, we have directed additional questions to both Apple and BMW, but in both cases, in practice, we did not get a comment until the publication of this text (the Polish branch of BMW declared that it will check the topic "at the headquarters" - we are waiting for the answer, while Apple did not respond at all).

Until we receive responses and explanations, based on overseas reports, we must therefore warn the users of the latest iPhones who use BMW cars with wireless chargers about the potential possibility of damaging the phone during charging. Even if the defect is recognized by Apple under warranty and resolved immediately by issuing a new device, it does not mean that the problem does not exist, besides we do not know if it will certainly not occur in the future.

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