Apple iPhone 8 may come with Wireless Charging – Feature Optional Accessory


All Apple fans must be eagerly waiting for the latest edition of iPhone, and with days coming closer the eagerness is growing even more. 2017 being the 10th anniversary of iPhone, Apple was supposed to offer something special to its fans. And they were rumored to reveal iPhone 8 alongside iPhone 7s and iPhone 7 Plus in this occasion. However, it is confirmed that Apple will soon represent the iPhone 8 to celebrate their 10th anniversary. And with this, rumors regarding the features and specification of the new handset are surfacing each day.

According to Ming-Chi Kuo, the Apple analyst from KGI Securities, Apple will positively include the Wireless charging feature in its iPhone 8. However, while this is a sure feature but will not come as free, Rather, it will be an optional feature that users can adopt at the cost of money. This feature will need a dedicated wireless charging accessory that the customers are required to buy separately. This accessory will be used to charge up the battery of the device without wires.

The optional accessory needed for wireless charging feature will be supplied from a Chinese company Luxshare. This is the same company that supplied the needed coils for the wireless charger of Apple watch’s inductive charger.

However, if this wireless charging accessory is still needed to be plugged into the wall, then how convenient it will be to the users is a big concern. Anyways, a source at the last month reported that iPhone 8 is designed to be charged wirelessly around 15 feets away from the power source. And if this turns out to be actually true, then no doubt it will be a good feature of iPhone 8.

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Japanese site Mac Otakara revealed even many more news about the highly anticipated iPhone 8. It is heard that the 3.5mm headphone jack adapter will no longer be accompanied with the 2017 iPhone models. It was also hoped earlier the new model to be shipped with USB-C cable, but that is not true as well. As per the report, Apple will ship their new devices with a Lightning to USB-A cable. With this, Lightning to USB-C cable will exist as an optional purchase. Users can go for it if they need to connect the phone with new MacBook Pro.

That’s not all rather some more information is also gathered from the same Japanese site. The site stated that the new iPhone 8 would be just 5 inches. So, those who were expecting the device to arrive with big 5.8-inch size might be disheartened a bit.

iPhone 8 when will arrive the market will no doubt be a coveted device of 2017. It is also rumored that the new iPhone handset to be called as iPhone X. Other rumored specifications are OLED based display, embedded Touch ID under the screen, A11 SoC processor built by Apple, up to 256 GB storage, etc.  And coming to the price, this new handset is expected to carry a price tag of around $1000.


Avnish Kumar


Avnish Kumar

I completed Bachelor of Computer Application (BCA). I enjoy writing about new gadgets, technology, and of course about the Avengers. I have four years of writing experience, and I am still discovering new things.

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