There have been a ton of rumours about the iPhone 8. The previous rumour, from Japanese Blog Macotakara had said that the iPhone 8 would be the only iPhone to receive wireless charging in 2017. The report also stressed that a separate adapter had to be purchased to charge the iPhone 8 without wires.
But,according to JPMorgan analyst Harlan Sur, Apple has been working with Broadcom on a new customized solution. Sur says that Apple has been working on the solution with Broadcom for some two years.
Sur mentions that the iPhone 8 will adopt a glass back, as has been by numerous reports. The expected glass back of the iPhone 8 reportedly reduces interference versus the metal back design. Furthermore, Apple is reportedly working on “proprietary features” including things such as fast charging and extended charging.
However Sur noted that there’s still a possibility that wireless charging won’t be included in the iPhone 8 due to increased concern about safety following the Galaxy Note 7’s Saga.
“We believe the glass back cover is conducive to wireless charging as it reduces signal interference versus a metal casing,” Sur wrote. “It is possible for Apple to add proprietary features such as fast charging or extended charging to differentiate itself from the pack and enhance the value of its own hardware ecosystem.”
Earlier it was rumoured that Apple would include long-range wireless charging solution.
KGI security analyst Ming-Chi-Kuo had reported that Wireless charging would come to all the three iPhone Models in 2017 while Macotakara claimed that it would be an iPhone 8 exclusive feature.
But Sur’s note contradicts the reports by both the trusted analysts and we will have to wait and see. We feel that its high time Apple brings Wireless Charging to its phones as it has been a feature that Android flagships have enjoyed for years.
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