iphone8 features wireless charging confirmed report
Wireless charging on the iPhone 8 is essentially a sure thing at this point
- Wistron is an Apple manufacturer with a unit in India
- CEO confirms that upcoming iPhone models will sport wireless charging
- He also provided an update on iPhone manufacturing in India
The iPhone 8‘s wireless charging feature could be sold as an optional extra, leaked images of Apple’s wireless charging pads have revealed.
Leaked pictures on Chinese social media appear to confirm that Apple is working on a wireless charger ahead of its release of the iPhone 8 next month. The charging pads in the images are expected to have been designed for the iPhone 8, but will be sold separately. They could also work with two other devices, possibly called the iPhone 7s and 7s Plus.
According to cited “industry sources”, Lite-On Semi has entered Apple’s supply chain in order to provide half of the required GPP bridge rectifiers, which are needed to make wireless charging work. It’s still unclear what company is building the other half.
The real announcement here was the wireless charging, as no previous iteration of the iPhone has included this feature.
Wireless charging has long been hinted at for Apple’s forthcoming models, with top analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suggesting the iPhone 7S, 7S Plus and iPhone 8 will all have the feature.
In a briefing note obtained by Mac Rumours, he said the phones would use a sheet of graphite to stop them overheating while charging wirelessly.
- 5.8in 2.5D OLED edge-to-edge display
- New design with an ‘all-glass’ construction
- Wireless charging support
- Apple A11 chip
- Rear-facing Touch ID sensor
- iOS 11 with improved Siri, P2P payments
- Face-scanning technology
- Vertical dual cameras on rear
- Support for LTE speeds up to 450Mbps