As we come closer to the Apple iPhone 8 presentation event in September, rumors give and take. One of the rumors that has been "heard" since February is that the next generation of the iPhone will have a wireless charge.
Today, the TNW was able to confirm (with two independent sources) that Apple is actually planning to add a wireless charge to iPhone 8. Speaking of sources familiar with the subject, Allen Fung, GM of a RAVPower mobile accessories manufacturer, said:
"The next iPhones will have the special wireless charging technology we have on our charger. Our wireless charger will charge the next iPhones wirelessly at full speed as other mobile devices. "
Note that TNW is not known for information leaks about its devices Apple.
While the rumors earlier this year suggested a more exciting solution (which included charging with the Energous from a long distance that would allow charging a device inside a room) rather the friends of the device would have to compromise with the charging dock. The Qi or Airfuel protocol (the wireless charge solution that requires the device to keep in touch with a charging cradle) seems to be added to the iPhone. Apple Watch is already using the Qi protocol, albeit slightly modified so it does not work with official Qi chargers. (How will Apple go if it works with "foreign" chargers?)
We can not confirm whether Apple will again use the Qi protocol or a modified version of it.
Let's say that Apple seems to be in anxiety to present something "new" that will help it prevail in the market, it seems to make discounts on the term "innovation." It's not a dock charger, but I'm sure it will be one of the main promotional features in marketing the upcoming device.
I'm sure that along with Apple, there will be millions of fun boys that will also make discounts on the term "innovation" and they will be waiting in queues to buy an expensive device to get even a little wireless charge ...
On the other hand, a connection with a charging cradle (though without wires) is certainly not the most sexy solution, but it's a start.