A dedicated wireless charging product for the iPhone 8 will not be bundled with Apple’s hotly –anticipated new smartphone and will instead be sold separately.
That’s the word from John Gruber, a tech analyst with long–standing connections inside the California company.
Gruber said on Twitter that the device will be unveiled alongside the iPhone 8, but may not actually hit shelves until later in the year, when Apple issues further updates to its iOS 11 software.
Apple’s new iPhone range, including the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus, have long been rumoured to support wireless charging.
Recent reports point towards all of the updated handsets featuring a glass design in order to facilitate powering up without needing to use a charging cable.
Earlier this year it was suggested that Apple was looking to use cutting edge charging tech that would allow the iPhone 8 to charge over–the–air. Those plans have fallen by the wayside, with the decision to use an inductive charging hub similar to that used with the Apple Watch.
The iPhone 8 is set to launch in September.