Goodt news for all the Apple fans out there planning to get the Cupertino-based manufacturer’s upcoming flagship, iPhone 8. Or iPhone X, according to some rumors, but that’s a completely different story. It seems that the handset will finally offer support for wireless charging, according to a report coming directly from China.
Citing “industry sources”, the report reveals that Lite-On Semi has entered Apple’s supply chain, providing half of the GPP bridge rectifiers, required to make wireless charging work, while the name of the company building the other half is still unknown.
Of course, in order to protect the Apple’s plans regarding the iPhone 8, Lite-On’s representatives declined to comment when asked about this.
Lately, there have been a lot of rumors about the iPhone 8 rocking this feature, which a lot of Android users are already relying on, in order to charge their phone. We must admit that we’re very curious about the price Apple will ask for some charging pads, though.
Otherwise, the iPhone 8 is also expected to have a glass back, considering that one made from metal would make wireless charging impossible or very hard. Manufacturers tried solving the latter, but for the moment, there’s no solution for this.
Apple could launch two more smartphones in the fall, besides the iPhone 8, which could come with a 5.7″ curved AMOLED display: the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus, both of them sporting the same design as last year’s models, the only changes being under the hood.