Apple’s entry–level iPhone 8 will feature wireless charging tech in a bid to entice consumers to upgrade from their existing smartphones.
That’s the word from analyst Ming Chi Kuo, who has previously touted the possibility of Apple utilising the tech in next year’s iPhone range.
Until now it had been mooted that Apple would reserve the charging smarts for its largest new iPhone, which is set to come with a curved screen that utilises OLED display tech.
Now though, Kuo reckons Apple is going to go all out in a bid to ensure that all of its new iPhones have new tech so that demand skyrockets.
Recent reports have suggested that Apple has enlisted suppliers in Asia to start testing wireless charging modules. Unlike existing tech, this will use modules plugged in around the home or office to send power to the device, meaning the iPhone 8 could theoretically be charged at all times.
This feature is said to require a glass design to facilitate fast charging, hence Apple is rumoured to be switching from its current all–metal lineup.
The iPhone 8 is also believed to feature a 3D dual lens camera and improved internal specs. It’s due to launch in late 2017.
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