Wireless charging has long been mooted for Apple’s upcoming iPhone 8. But a new report suggests that the futuristic tech will only work with the top–end version of the device, with Apple expected to unveil three new iPhones later this year.
Sources close to Apple’s Taiwanese supply chain say that wireless charging will be limited to the redesigned, deluxe iPhone 8 only.
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The two other models are said to closely resemble Apple’s existing iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
The same insiders also claim that those who buy an iPhone 8 will need to pay extra for a special wireless charging sensor.
Contrary to previous claims, this will not utilise long–range wireless charging tech, rather an inductive plate, as used by older Samsung Galaxy handsets.
For those still disappointed by Apple’s decision to ditch the 3.5mm headphone slot from the iPhone 7, there’s more bad news.
Rumours sources suggest Apple will stop bundling a 3.5mm to Lightning adapter with the iPhone 8, meaning users will either need to buy one themselves or upgrade their existing headphones.
The iPhone 8 is set to launch in September, with prices purportedly reaching as high as £1,000 for the tenth anniversary edition of the Apple smartphone.
Find out more about wireless charging with our guide.