The success of wireless charging adoption from Apple competitors is something that apple can no longer ignore. HIS technology consumer survey data shows over 90% of consumers want wireless charging on their next device.
Apple now becomes the member of the wireless Power Consortium. With this update, there is a rumor that apple is going to make wireless charging iPhone in next version. Apple has been very cautious about the charging and takes wireless charging features as nothing. Since apple is already implemented this features to the iPhones which are still unknown to the users, by working with the magnetic cables that charge your device wirelessly with the help of that magnetic cables.
According to CNET, the spokesperson said,”Apple is joining the Wireless Power Consortium to be able to participate and contribute ideas to the open, collaborative development of future wireless charging standards.”
The announcement came just as rumor claims that the iPhone 8 will be supporting wireless charging. Japanese blog mac otakara has mentioned iPhone 8 may be the only phone inside the 2017 series to add wireless charging; the weblog says the iPhone 7s, iPhone 7s plus with the intention to be incremental upgrades to the iPhone 7 collection won’t support ship with the brand new wireless charger. Earlier reports have indicated apple might be adding wireless charging on all three models.
As per the report, the next iPhone series will introduce wireless charging with an OLED display and glass casing which will have a new 3D touch module with “additional Graphite Sheet Lamination” to keep it from overheating.
These features will be introduced in the next series of the phone will push the price of the iPhone over $1000 price point for the first time.
There are many companies in the Wireless Power Consortium, including Samsung, LG, Huawei, HTC and Qualcomm. Apple has provided the following statement to the TC:
Apple is an active member of many standards development organizations, as both a leader and contributor. Apple is joining hte Wireless Power Consortium to be able to participate and contribute ideas to the open, collaborative development of future wireless charging standards. we look forward to work together with the WPC and its members.
On this statement Wireless Power Consortium has sent the following statement:
The companies with the largest market share in mobile phones are now member of the WPC and discussing the standardization of wireless charging. As we have seen in the past year, Qi has become the de facto standard for wireless power, and this year we expect to see even more momentum by the entire ecosystem.