Amidst rapidly expanding technologies, wired chargers are something of a letdown. Particularly when it is iPhones you are talking about. According to a report from the Nikkei Asian Review, Foxconn, is reportedly testing and manufacturing wireless charging modules to accompany next year’s iPhone. Which means that the iPhone 8 might, just might, come with wireless charging capabilities.
A source revealed to Nikkei that this plan will only materialize depending on the yield rates of the modules. The yield rate here, refers to the number of satisfactory units out of a batch of a manufactured components.
There is also a possibility that instead of completely dropping the feature due to low yield rates, Apple may include the feature on one of its high-end models, much like the dual cameras on the iPhone 7 Plus.
Apple has been trying to get this feature up and running since long. As early as January this year, Apple was rumored to be working upon wireless charging technology that was able to work over a distance. This means that one will not have to go through the trouble of placing their iPhone on a charging pad or even plugging it in for charging.
With iPhone celebrating its 10th anniversary next year, there are rumors that Apple is planning to bring in some major changes in the next iteration of the iPhone. Along with the possibility of wireless charging, a completely new design which might integrate the Touch ID sensor underneath the screen, and an OLED display are also on the cards.
Apart from rumors, there is some more concrete news available as well. Here are a few features that former Apple colleague Christina Warren has promised for the iPhone 8:
- It will be Apple’s fastest iPhone ever.
- It will have Apple’s most advanced optics.
- There will be at least one extra feature you can’t get on any other iPhone.
- It will come in rose gold variant.
Excited about iPhone already? Well, its high time you start saving for one, because if there is one thing that we know for certain about the iPhone 8 — it is going to burn a deep, deep hole in your pocket.