Wireless Charging For New iPhone: All You Need To Know

It’s a big year for Apple.

It’s the tenth anniversary of the first iPhone, sales for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus and it’s been a long time since a new model really pushed things forward in a big way.

But the signs coming from Apple HQ are looking good that the new phone – set to be called either the iPhone 8 or iPhone X (to celebrate that 10th-anniversary milestone) – will feature wireless charging; a move that, unlike the removal of wires from the headphone experience, is likely to be very well-received.

Is New iPhone Have Wireless Charging?

The evidence for this? Apple is under the Wireless Power Consortium’s members list – a week ago, they were not on it. The Consortium is the group behind Qi, which is a wireless charging standard that uses inductive power transfers to charge without cords.

The Apple Watch, of course, already supports wireless charging, but the company has never officially announced itself as a supporter of the Qi standard, even though it’s a watch charger. This news suggests that the company is planning to go all in with the new iPhone.

Is New iPhone Have Wireless Charging

The new iPhone is expected to boast a lot of new features besides wireless charging, including an AMOLED curved screen, all-glass construction, and a virtual home button.

However, the other two new models expected to land this year – the iPhone 7s and 7s Plus – will lack wireless charging and retain the aluminum design, rather than being all-glass.

Japanese blog also offers more details on the exact type of wireless charging to expect: contact-based inductive charging, rather than any super-futuristic long-range charging magic.

Whatever happens, the much-anticipated new phones are likely to arrive sometime in September – and there’ll be no return of the headphone socket for any of them.

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