Apple's Next IPhone Is Likely To Feature Wireless Charging

Finally! No more cable clutter.

Most Popular

Apple could finally be about to fix one of the things you hate the most about owning a mobile phone. Yes, the end of searching for a charger could be in sight, after multiple reports suggest the tech giant will add wireless charging to the iPhone 8. OOH.

Rumors have swirled for years, but an analyst at KGI Securities claims that all three new iPhones expected to launch later this year will come without charging cables, Macrumors reports.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below

While the Apple Watch already works with a magnetic cable that powers the device wirelessly, the iPhone has never had the sought-after feature. Yet the news that Apple has joined the Wireless Power Consortium is the latest hint that it will join Samsung and Google in ending the cable clutter that comes with powering smartphones.

GIF
Most Popular

Technology which allows power to be transferred over the air looks like it's the way forward, but it has proved to be problematic in the past. The most commonly used format requires a charging mat, and the efficiency of power transfer is said to decrease as the distance between the transmitter and receiver grows. This means batteries take longer to recharge.

According to Bloomberg, this is something Apple is hoping to fix. The brand is said to be "exploring cutting-edge technologies" which will allow iPhones to be charged from further distances from the power source.

It could be a game-changer, but as to be expected, wireless charging doesn't come cheap. Kuo expects the iPhone 8 to have a significant redesign to prevent overheating, as wireless charging is said to increase the internal temperature of smartphones. A new 3D touch module could be up to $5 more expensive for Apple to buy per phone, which has fuelled reports claiming the high-end iPhone 8 could cost over $1,000.

If you're prone to losing your charger ???, it could be time to start saving up.

From: Seventeen

What do you think?

Life
Share
7 Dumbest Nutrition Myths You Need to Stop Believing
#4 makes us feel like our whole life was a lie!
Life
Share
7 Common Dreams and Their Hidden Meanings
#5 explains so much.
Life
Share
46 Pool Floats for Adults Who Know How to Party
Anyone down for a float trip?
Life
Share
7 Foods You Need to Eat Before Your Cardio to Lose Weight Faster
Bonus: All of them taste *real* nice.
Life
Share
10 Shocking Facts That Will Forever Change How You Look at Flying
You'll never take your shoes off on a plane again.
Life
Share
Why This TV Show is Every Woman's Story
Yes, I mean HER too.
Life
Share
Sindoor is Tax Free, But SANITARY PADS Have Not Been Deemed Tax Exemptible
*government priorities on point*
Life
Share
5 Tibetan Exercises That Can Give You a Surge of Energy in Just 10 Minutes
It isn't known as 'The fountain of youth' for no reason.
Life
Share
An Ethical Hacker Reveals How He Booked a Flight From India to US in Just 1 Rupee!
Wait, there's more. He booked a flight to San Francisco for Re 1, booked another one for Rs. 4 and ended up getting a refund of Rs 2000. 😳 😳
Life
Share
This New Weight Loss Hack Can Help You Lose 15 Kilos, Super Fast!
That is, if you're willing to swallow a balloon!