Chances are you’ll by no means have to attach your iPhone once more.
Apple has joined an business group devoted to wi-fi charging, bolstering current rumors that the subsequent iPhone will cost wirelessly. The Wi-fi Energy Consortium, which is made up of about 200 organizations selling a single wi-fi charging customary, confirmed to CNNTech that Apple joined the group final week.
iPhone rumors swirl months earlier than every new model is introduced, and the hype surrounding the so-called “iPhone 8” is especially excessive: Apple ( is predicted to unveil a serious redesign this fall to mark the smartphone’s tenth anniversary. )
The corporate has already proven curiosity in eliminating cumbersome cables. The Apple Watch fees wirelessly, so long as shoppers spend $79 on a magnetic charging dock. And the newest MacBook now comes with a single USB port.
Apple would additionally create one other income stream from the iPhone by promoting a separate wi-fi charging station. The characteristic would simplify charging for smartphone homeowners. As an alternative of plugging within the telephone, a consumer would solely want to put it on the charging base.
Apple mentioned in a press release Monday that it was becoming a member of the Wi-fi Energy Consortium to contribute its concepts as wi-fi charging requirements are developed.
As for the attainable speculated options of the subsequent iPhone, different rumors embody an edge-to-edge show, a glass physique and the elimination of the house button.
CNNMoney (Washington) First printed February 13, 2017: 2:42 pm ET
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