Apple iPhone 8 wireless charging component surfaces in photos: Report

Apple is expected to launch its tenth anniversary iPhone 8 this year, alongside the now standard updates that would be called the iPhone 7s and the iPhone 7s Plus. While the former is expected to pack in some exotic technology, the latter models are expected to feature the standard stuff, that would be incremental upgrades to the existing iPhone 7 models.

Apple iPhone 8 render. iDrop News, Benjamin Geskin

Apple iPhone 8 render. iDrop News, Benjamin Geskin

One feature that is expected to be available across the line up would be the much-awaited wireless charging technology. After several leaks of the iPhone 8 prototypes, photos of the component that powers the wireless charging mechanism have now surfaced online.

The images from Weibo were first reported by 9to5Mac. The tiny component will reportedly sit behind the glass back of the device and will enable the power transfer between the device and the platform it rests on.

The report points out that the entire new lineup of iPhones this year should pack in wireless charging capabilities. But Apple will only provide the standard lightning port chargers in the box as the part of the package. In all probability Apple will sell the inductive charging platform as an extra, meaning that you will have to purchase one separately.

Apple iPhone 8 wireless charging component. Weibo @Zealer

Apple iPhone 8 wireless charging component. Weibo @Zealer

While leaks have to yet to reveal what this inductive charging pad looks like, it is said to use the standard Qi charging technology over Apple's proprietary system.

Apple iPhone 8 wireless charging component. Weibo @Zealer

Apple iPhone 8 wireless charging component. Weibo @Zealer

The same report also hints that Apple may not enable wireless charging initially. The company may enable wireless charging at a later date or with the arrival of iOS 11.1. The launch of the Apple iPhone 8 along with the 7s and the 7s Plus is expected to take place at yearly special event in September.


Published Date: Aug 17, 2017 08:07 pm | Updated Date: Aug 17, 2017 08:07 pm