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Apple Might Tap Broadcom for an Exclusive Feature Present in Next iPhone

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Feb 18, 2017
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All models of the iPhone 8 have been rumored to come equipped with a wireless charging circuit in order to make the users’ charging experience more convenient now that these upcoming phones will not be coming with a headphone jack. The latest entry to Apple’s growing list of partners for components is Broadcom and according to an analyst, both tech firms are going to be using their expertise to start producing a wireless charging tech for the upcoming device.

A Customized Wireless Charging System Could Be Made Thanks to the Partnership of Apple and Broadcom

JPMorgan analyst Harlan Sur according to CNBC stated the following regarding the customized wireless charging system thanks to the partnership of Broadcom and Apple:

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“We believe the glass back cover is conducive to wireless charging as it reduces signal interference versus a metal casing. It is possible for Apple to add proprietary features such as fast charging or extended charging to differentiate itself from the pack and enhance the value of its own hardware ecosystem.”

However, here’s a little twist that the analyst has pointed out. The research claims that though Apple is going to partnering with Broadcom for this venture, it might not be available for the upcoming iPhone 8. Even though all iPhone 8 models have been heavily rumored to feature wireless charging right off the bat, it looks like the project that both tech companies are looking to keep themselves immersed in for the foreseeable future might be completely different and could be available for the 2018 iPhone.

In addition, Sur claims that the latest partnership will definitely be a jackpot opportunity for Broadcom because it might generate between $500-$600 million of revenue for the company. Apple’s iPhone 8 is going to be announced during the month of September and is expected to feature a complete design overhaul. In addition, the larger iPhone is expected to ship out with an OLED display plus a dual-camera upgrade for improved smartphone photography.

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