You are right - but they top up the phone and in the event you are playing audio or telephoning extensively it ensures you're leaving the car with more charge in the phone than when you got in! I refuse to use something you have to plug in; lazy and feel that is a ridiculous requirement in this day and age. Off course (OT) the iPace's user systems are just woefully underpowered and a plugged in phone can give you some things that are more responsive. But having the navigation confined to the middle screen and not integrated with the car - as with Android Auto - is also a travesty (if a somewhat more responsive on).Rod, I’m waiting for the wireless CarPlay adapter which is in the final phase of testing for our cars. I’m not high on these wireless chargers because the charge rate is generally so slow.