tech2 News StaffJul 28, 2017 11:20:41 IST
As we approach closer to the release of the next generation of iPhone, leaks, renders and rumours continue to persist around the Apple device. The latest of those leaks shows that the new iPhone may support wireless charging as it was largely speculated.
A wireless charging module leaked by Slashleaks shows a coil designed for inductive wireless charging alongside an Apple Lightning port. Whether this technology is designed to be included in the new iPhone or the charging dock itself is at this point, unclear.
Japanese news site Nikkei has claimed that the iPhone 7S and 7S plus will also be featuring the wireless charging technology. Moreover KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo had also said in February that the new iPhone could come with wireless charging. However, blogger John Gruber had tweeted earlier in in July stating that perhaps the wireless charging in the next generation of iPhone may be delayed.
I’ve heard that inductive charging will (a) be sold separately, and (b) might be late, waiting for iOS 11.1 (a la Portrait mode last year). https://t.co/N65dHMNQIJ
— John Gruber (@gruber) July 8, 2017
Slashleaks has given the image a perfect 100 percent score however, the source image has visible blurred out text at the bottom and top leading to questions about authenticity of the image. Several other leaks have been surfacing online which have claimed that the new iPhone or iPhone 8 will be having a bezel-less display and a vertically aligned dual-camera setup with the fingerprint sensor embedded in the phone's.