The iPhone might have a big change this year. Watch out.
It seems like Apple is planning to release iPhones this year with wireless charging feature. MacRumors obtained something from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who note that Apple is developing wireless charging features for three iPhones to be released this year.
Kuo doesn’t say exactly how Apple plans to implement wireless charging. The company already uses wireless charging for the Apple Watch, so it’s very possible we’ll end up seeing something similar to the kind of wireless charging we’ve seen on Android phones for years. Bloomberg also reported last year that Apple is working on “cutting-edge” wireless charging tech that may be able to power devices at a distance, so there’s some possibility Apple is looking to do more than what do we know.
Though Kuo seems not firm about his note, he had previously laid out what he expects from the three different iPhone models. All three will receive a new design, with Apple returning to a glass front and back for the phones. Two models are expected to succeed the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, maintaining the models’ 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch LCD displays. And the third model will be a higher end device, with a 5.8-inch curved OLED display.
With the absence of the 3.5mm jack, this should be a requirement already. Let’s just wait on how Apple will implement the feature.