Foxconn is Testing Wireless Charging for the Next Generation iPhone [Report]

Foxconn is Testing Wireless Charging for the Next Generation iPhone [Report]

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Foxconn is making and testing wireless charging modules for the next generation iPhone, according to a new report from Nikkei.

"But whether the feature can eventually make it into Apple's updated devices will depend on whether Foxconn can boost the yield rate to a satisfactory level later on," says their source.

While new wireless charging modules are intended for next year's iPhone. It is unclear if all models will come with that function.

The introduction of wireless charging capabilities is part of Apple's ongoing efforts to overhaul the iPhone design to boost sales during the 10th anniversary of its ubiquitous and iconic device that had transformed mobile internet and communications since the release of its first incarnation. For now, the new model has been widely dubbed iPhone 8, although Apple may christen it differently given the special occasion of its launch.

Nikkei previously predicted that Apple would launch three different iPhone models next year. All three are said to feature a glass back but only one is expected to get an OLED display.

We've been hearing reports for some time that the 10th anniversary iPhone will be a major update. It will purportedly have a front glass cover and chassis, joined by a metal bezel and an edge-to-edge display that has no bezels on the top and bottom. Additionally, the front camera, Touch ID, speaker, and other sensors will apparently be embedded into the display. A more recent report claimed that the device would be a clear piece of glass with a next-generation OLED screen.

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Foxconn is Testing Wireless Charging for the Next Generation iPhone [Report]

Ching Cheung Optamatris - November 1, 2016 at 12:19pm
I am have been using wireless charging with my Samsung phones a few years now and it is really good.
234 - November 1, 2016 at 3:36am
I hope this won't be the Samsung-like "wireless" charging where you have to leave the phone on a pad. However, if they can come up with a way for the phone to be charging within at least 2 metre radius from the charger it would be awesome.
BCD - November 1, 2016 at 3:38am
They did make a new way to connect air pods at a certain range without Bluetooth so there's a chance!
ASD - November 1, 2016 at 1:50am
Yah wirless charger which is been with us for a year, good apple
. - November 1, 2016 at 1:53am
Judging from this implementation, I hope this could mean that it's actually wireless like using the Internet wireless.