iPhone 8 might not support wireless charging after all

iPhone 8 might come without the support for wireless charging and that the company could release a case that will support it sometime after the launch.

@LanaJelic
Published Sat, Jul 8 2017 4:34 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:54 AM CST

Apple will announce new iPhone devices in September, and according to many sources, we should expect three new devices - two upgrades to the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, and a premium iPhone 8.

iPhone 8 might not support wireless charging after all | TweakTown.com

While the iPhone 7s and 7s Plus shouldn't bring many changes to the design and the features, the iPhone 8 is rumored to come with some changes.

The iPhone 8 is expected to rock an OLED screen and ditch the fingerprint sensor in favor of facial recognition. It was also rumored that the device would support wireless charging. However, the latest leak claims that this feature is still questionable.

According to John Gruber, an Apple-focused writer and podcaster who occasionally comes up with early info on the company's products, inductive charging will "be sold separately and might be late, waiting for iOS 11.1 (a la Portrait mode last year)".

Read also: iPhone 8 to feature facial recognition only, no Touch ID

This could mean that the iPhone 8 might come without the support for wireless charging and that the company could release a case that will support it sometime after the launch.

Apple still has some time to find a solution, and we will have to wait for September to see what Apple has prepared for this year's lineup.

NEWS SOURCE:mashable.com

Lana has a passion for technology and science. She spends her time looking for the latest and most interesting technology and science news. Her passion is in gadgets, wearables, and other cool and interesting applications of technology or science. She also spends her free time gaming in MMOs like World of Warcraft. She has prior experience covering technology for publications and breaking news. If she’s not doing either, you might just find her exploring the metaverse in VR. Lana wants to expand TweakTown’s coverage of mobile, wearables and gadgets while also bringing her experience with science and general tech to TweakTown. Her area of coverage is around science, technology, smartphones, wearables, and general neat gadgets. She hopes to one day be able to drive around in her self-driving car while she schedules an appointment for a SpaceX trip to the moon on her smartwatch.

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