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All iPhone 8 Models Rumored to Get Wireless Charging Capabilities – High-End Model Could Definitely Cost You

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Feb 9, 2017
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The removal of the headphone jack on the iPhone 7 warrants the presence of wireless charging on the upcoming iPhone 8. According to a new report, it looks like wireless charging support will be branched out to all of the expected three models, but it looks like the premium version could end up costing you a lot of money, and there are several factors contributing to that.

Higher-End iPhone 8 Model Might Cost You More Thanks to OLED Panel and 3D Touch Sensor – Wireless Charging Pad Unconfirmed to be Bundled

According to a new report from KGI Securities (via 9to5Mac), the convenient feature of wireless charging is going to be present on all iPhone 8 models, which is extremely refreshing to hear. For the longest time, Apple has incorporated exclusive features to its larger iPhone family, and with the iPhone 7 Plus, the company raised the number of exclusive features, adding a dual-camera setup to the mix.

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However, it has not been confirmed if these models are going to be bundled with a wireless charging pad or not. Since the iPhone 8 family will already feature conventional means of receiving current through a hardwired connection, Apple will most likely sell the wireless charging pad separately or through third-party companies.

While all iPhone 8 models are expected to come with wireless charging, it appears that you might have to pay more for the high-end model. Production costs are going to be responsible for driving that price up, and it is not just because of the OLED panel on the iPhone 8 that will force you to pay a premium, but higher manufacturing costs of the 3D Touch sensor as well. Ming Chi Kuo states that since wireless charging is going to be producing more heat inside these mobile devices, a new graphite layer will be required inside the phone to protect the film of the 3D Touch sensor.

All of these changes will contribute to a price increase of the iPhone 8, and a previous rumor states that you could be paying more than $1,000 to get your hands on the 10th-anniversary edition of Apple’s flagship product. Let us hope it does not come to that.

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