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iPhone 8 News: Only 2017 Apple Smartphone To Integrate Wireless Charging


Although speculations indicate that the iPhone 7S and iPhone 7S Plus would possibly be wireless charging smartphones, a Mac blogger in Taiwan says that only the iPhone 8 would be the 2017 iPhone that would integrate wireless charging.

The exclusivity of being the only iPhone model with that functionality would justify the more than $1,000 planned price of the upcoming Apple flagship.

Glass On Back To Support Wireless Charging

According to the blog of Mac Otakara, the next version of the iPhone would add 4.7-inch, 5-inch and one more 5-inch models that would use glass on the back to support wireless charging. It is the same equipment for wireless charging that an upcoming Samsung Galaxy phone would use.

Mac Otakara is considered a reliable source for tech news. In 2016, the blog was the first to report that Apple would remove from the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus the headphone jack. But there had been instances when he is also wrong and the poor English translation of his blog affects the accuracy of the contents.

Separate Accessory

However, the equipment for the iPhone 8 that supports wireless charging, LUXHARE-ICT, is not included in the package and it is a separately manufactured accessory. But it likely would not be compatible with older iPhone models without additional accessories like wireless charging cases, Forbes reports.

Mac Otakara adds that the Lightning to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter would be excluded from the iPhone 7S and iPhone 7S Plus packages. Also not included is Lightning to USB Type-V adaptor which is the preferred standard by Apple for its MacBook range.

The exclusivity of the wireless charging to the iPhone 8 is part of Apple’s strategy for 2017. The Cupertino-based tech giant would release three premium iPhones, the iPhone 7S and iPhone 7S Plus, which will keep the same design as the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in 2014, and the iPhone 8.

Also speculated to be called iPhone X, it would have a radical redesign as Apple’s way of celebrating 10 years of the original iPhone release. Source: mobilenapps

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