I loved reading this and I agree that wireless charging waste energy. USBC is kinda becoming the standard but I, again, agree with your points, its not very durable and the little hole you have on the phone is a dust and dirt magnet. In my view Apple just want to get rid of lightning (EU is forcing them) but not go for ther USBC solution becuase they will lose on revenue. I think, especially if we consider the new suggested apple silicon laptops, that wireless charging will play a role.
I may be wrong in my analysis and suggestions. But, if we have known Apple well enough, they are usually the ones to take these kind of steps in an "Apple did it best" kind of way.