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Smaller Flagship iPhone for 2017 Will Feature Wireless Charging Functionality

Omar Sohail
Posted Nov 29, 2016
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There is no question that the iPhone 8 and its larger screen counterpart are going to be shipped out in 2017 without the headphone jack once more and while it does create problems for consumers purchasing an iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, the next-gen smartphone lineup is going to present a great deal of flexibility for consumers. According to the latest report, the iPhone coming in 2017 is going to provide support for wireless charging, suggesting that the headphone jack-less approach might be long forgotten thanks to this addition.

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Once again, Ming-Chi Kuo from KGI Securities has presented us with a golden find related to the iPhone 8 and one of its many new features. Wireless charging has never been talked about when it comes to the iPhone, and 2017 might present the first ever model ever to sport such an addition. According to the report taken from Macrumors, it has been detailed as follows:

“Our rationale is as follows:

(1) the OLED model may trigger replacement demand among high-end users given its completely all-new-design form factor and notably superior specs in comparison to the TFT-LCD models

(2) the new 4.7” iPhone, featuring glass casing and wireless charging, looks well positioned to tap replacement demand at the entry level.”

The previous report claiming the addition of a wireless charger stated that a charging station will wirelessly charge a mobile device through the process of inductive power transmission. An inductive transmitter coil wraps around a metal core and is designed to pair with a receiver coil and charge the battery in the electronic device.

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This charging has been described to include a port for a USB-type connector cable to connect with an external power source, such as a laptop. It is also possible that the wireless charger will be able to provide a power adapter to attach it to the accessory. However, it has not provided details if Apple will bundle the wireless charger with the smartphone or if you will have to purchase it separately. With the tech giant having worked with LG to bring to you two 4K and 5K monitors powered by the Thunderbolt 3 standard, the two firms could also work together to bring powerful wireless chargers.

As it so happens, LG Innotek announced the world’s most powerful wireless charger, so we’re expecting great things from the 4.7-inch iPhone 8. Do you think you will be able to forget about the removal of the headphone jack with the incorporation of this feature? Tell us your thoughts immediately.

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