Apple Supplier Reveals that iPhone 8 Will Have Wireless Charging Capability

Over last couple of months, rumors started surfacing at full flow as we eagerly wait for next iPhone. For a long time now, rumors have suggested that the upcoming smartphone will feature wireless charging feature although there was no official word on the matter. However, recently CEO of iPhone manufacturer Wistron has spilled the beans that the phone will indeed come with wireless charging capabilities.

The latest comments come from Robert Hwang who recently talked to reporters following shareholders meeting as he revealed that the company had to change is assembly process for wireless charging. Talking to reporters, he said, “Assembly process for the previous generations of [iPhones] have not changed much, though new features like waterproof and wireless charging now require some different testing, and waterproof function will alter the assembly process a bit.”

Considering Apple secrecy surrounding the company’s product, the latest confirmation is pretty massive although iPhone has been expected to feature official support for wireless charging for quite a while now.

Although Android smartphones supported wireless charging for a long time, Apple has hold itself back for the time being. However, iPhone users could use third party devices and gadgets to charge their smartphones.

The latest confirmation is far from surprising as Apple earlier this year joined Wireless Power Consortium as a board member and since then, rumors started surfacing that the upcoming models will ship with the feature. This confirmation also proves more interesting validation for the leaked images of iPhone featuring glass back panels. Hopefully we will learn more about the phone’s specifications in the coming days ahead of the official announcement.

Featured Image: Flickr/Maurizio Pesce

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