counterclockwise wireless charging came first but fast wired charging is more popular

The Palm Pre was ahead of its time – it introduced the mobile world to wireless charging. Unfortunately, for all its innovation, the phone didn’t catch up. In fact, manufacturers would ignore wireless charging up until 2013 when they started pushing it more actively.

“Fast” wired charging was born relatively late in the game – 2014. There’s no firm definition of the term, so we’re counting phones that can go above the 10W provided by plain USB.

We’ve chronicled the fight between wireless charging standards before. Spoiler: eventually Qi by the Wireless Power Consortium emerged as the…