Only 5-Inch iPhone Rumored to Come With Wireless Charging Support

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Feb 11, 2017

Just when we thought that wireless charging would be made available for all iPhone 8 models, in comes another rumor detailing a completely different stance on how you’ll be charging your next iPhone. Turns out that Apple is going to be adding a 5-inch model to the mix and only this particular version is going to provide support for wireless charging.

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The 5-inch iPhone 8 report is nothing new, but this rumor certainly is. According to Japanese blog Macotakara, ‘reliable sources in Taiwan’ have stated that only the smartphone that features a glass back will support wireless charging. While that is true; phones with aluminum backs will not allow the process of induction to take place, it appears this rumor claims that just this iPhone will provide support for the feature; the remaining are going to be void of it.

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This is definitely hard to believe because the largest iPhone that’s expected to be a part of the September announcement will come with several exclusive features, ranging from an OLED display, dual-camera and a larger battery capacity so it honestly does not make sense that the phablet version of the iPhone 8 will be void of this much-needed upgrade. The rumor also claims that Apple isn’t going to be bundling its Lightning-to-3.5mm adapter, which we feel will result in severe consumer backlash if it ends up being true.

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This would mean that future consumers would either have to go wireless with Bluetooth-enabled headphones, purchase Lightning-based headphones or purchase an adapter. Looking at how several consumers would be in possession of the 3.5mm headphone jack, the last choice seems like a more viable option.

We’ll say this for now, take this rumor with a pinch of salt, because it honestly would not make sense for the larger iPhone to be void of this feature while the 5-inch version takes the cake. We will be waiting for your thoughts down in the comments.