Bloomberg’s report revealed in January 2016, that Apple is working on a wireless charging technology for the new iPhone 8.
Today, a Japanese blog site, Mac Otakara, came up with an allegedly counterintuitive report. Mac Otakara has published a report detailing what this technology is and how is different from Samsung’s current wireless charging technology
IPhone 8 will come with glass design and wireless charging feature – said 2 different reports published by Nikkei and Ming-Chi Kuo
The report, based on reliable sources within Apple’s supply chain, includes claims against Nikkei’s previously published report and KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo published this week.
Nikkei and Kuo’s reports indicated that all iPhones to be introduced this year are coming with wireless charging capability. Mac Otakara claims that the wireless charging feature will only be available on the iPhone 8. Mac Otakara does not think that the iPhone 8 will have any other feature but glass design and wireless charging ability via an external and separately sold gadget.
iPhone 8 will require an external wireless charger pad
In his report, Mac Otakara says, wireless charging is not a built-in feature. The blog says that it will be a separate accessory based on the technology of Luxshare, a Chinese company that supplies wireless charging hardware for Apple Watch. It also states that this accessory will not be in the box and must be purchased.
If the report is true, the new iPhone that Apple will introduce this year will not have long-range wireless charging feature. On the contrary, it will have non-contact charging with Apple Watch or Qi-based charging pads like Samsung’s Quick Charger stand. That report also proves that Apple’s claims for the built-in long-range charging feature with Energous partnership is nothing but an empty rumor.
Mac Otakara also notes in his report that there will not be a Lightning adapter for headphones in the box. So old style 3.5 jack headphone users will have to make an extra payment for that little thing.
We definitely should take Mac Otakara’s claims seriously because he was the first one to claim that iPhone 7 won’t have the old headphone jack and will come in jet black.