Should the iPhone 7 Have Come With Wireless Charging Support ‘Out of the Box’? [Poll]
The announcement of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus had a lot to offer when you wanted to get a taste of better and powerful hardware, superior smartphone photography and extended battery life. However, with all of these upgrades, came one huge trade-off; the removal of the headphone jack. Apple intended to make things easier by bundling an adapter, but it turns out that they are not the sturdiest of accessories.
With the removal of the headphone jack, comes a boatload of problems, especially when you want to listen to any form of media while charging your device at the same time. If you lose the dongle, then you will have to purchase a separate accessory, and those don’t come cheap by any means, especially when you head out to purchase one from an Apple retail outlet. My question is, with the removal of the headphone jack, would it not have been better had Apple already provided wireless charging support with the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus?
Apple Would Have to Introduce a Huge Design Overhaul With the iPhone 7 if Wireless Charging Would Have Been Supported by the Device – Removal of Headphone Jack Is an Unnecessary Burden for Some Though
Steve Wozniak earlier suggested severe customer backlash if Apple dropped the headphone jack from its latest iPhone lineup. He later retracted from this earlier statement, stating that not many consumers actually use a wired set of earphones of headphones with the iPhone 7, which also goes to show that consumers have started to use Bluetooth-capable accessories with their latest smartphone purchase. However, such products are not cheap as well, so you’ll eventually have to make indirect purchases in the future if you intend to purchase an iPhone 7 or an iPhone 7 Plus.
Now Apple could have incorporated wireless charging support on both devices, but an earlier report states that in order for future iPhones to do so, the outer shell of the smartphone would have to be completely different than the company’s previous iterations. The idea of an iPhone sporting a brand new chassis must have been on the mind of Apple’s design team for quite some time, so it is possible that they decided to introduce the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus as a test run to see the sort of response consumers would display after removing one of the most crucial additions in a smartphone.
Similar to powerful Chromebooks, the iPhone 7 could have merely been an established ground for something greater, while providing subtle upgrades from the outside and massive changes from the inside. The real gem to look forward to, though, will be the iPhone 8. If you have any thoughts on the iPhone 7 getting wireless charging support, we have added a poll at the bottom, so please make sure that you give your opinion to the matter at hand.