iPhone 8 to Feature Wireless Charging, Says KGI's Ming-Chi Kuo

iPhone 8 to Feature Wireless Charging, Says KGI's Ming-Chi Kuo
Highlights
  • Ming-Chi Kuo also claims that the iPhone 8 will sport a glass back
  • The premium variants will be bundled with wireless adapters
  • Low-end model users will have to buy the adapter separately

The iPhone 8 rumours are picking up speed and the latest one again backs previous claims of wireless charging support. Noted KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has reiterated that the iPhone 8 will support wireless charging.

Kuo notes that wireless charging adapters will be bundled with just the premium models, and the base model buyers will have to buy it as an additional separate accessory. The wireless adapter will be of the same design structure as the inductive pad used for charging the Apple Watch currently. Kuo also confirms that iPhone 8 will sport a glass back to ensure fast wireless charging speeds with minimum disruption from frequency interference.

This is not the first time that the iPhone 8 is tipped to sport wireless charging. An early leak claims that the new wireless charging feature will let the upcoming iPhones get charged from a distance of about 15 feet which means that users won't need to place the iPhone on a wireless charging plate, like we've seen with wireless charging technology so far.

(Also see: Imagining the iPhone 8 With No Home Button)

The iPhone 8 is additionally tipped to sport a bezel-less curved display with OLED screens. However, Apple is said to be having difficulty in producing mass OLED screens, and so it might just introduce it exclusively on premium variants. The Home Button is expected to be entirely eliminated from the device, and will be replaced with an onscreen button. It is also tipped to sport a faster new A11 processor, and a new Touch ID system for unlocking the device and paying via Apple Pay.

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Tasneem Akolawala is a Senior Reporter for Gadgets 360. Her reporting expertise encompasses smartphones, wearables, apps, social media, and the overall tech industry. She reports out of Mumbai, and also writes about the ups and downs in the Indian telecom sector. Tasneem can be reached on Twitter at @MuteRiot, and leads, tips, and releases can be sent to tasneema@ndtv.com. More
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