Alleged Apple wireless charging pads appear in bare-naked photo shoot

It has been rumored for a while now that Apple's iPhone 7s and iPhone 8 will have wireless charging. In fact, the 7s and 7s Plus are expected to be thicker than the current duo of Apple flagships due to the glass back they will have — you can't have inductive charging if the phone's back is bare metal. Now, we get a look at the charging pads during the manufacturing process.

Update: A photo of an alleged battery sticker for the future iPhones has also popped up. It appears to have a cutout for the wireless charging coil inside the phone

Well... allegedly. We really can't know what we're looking at, though the leakster insists they are Apple wireless chargers. The images don't show us what the finished product will look like, but we get a really nice gander at the pads' insides.

It's unknown whether the wireless charging pad will come in-the-box with your new iPhone purchase, or if it'd be sold separately. And, at this point, we dare not speculate.

source: @mmddj_china

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35. LiveFaith

Posts: 522; Member since: Jul 04, 2015

Awesome. I knew Apple would invent this one day!!! :-)

20. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

In today's news, a leak of Apple's charging pads are now in the limelight. When wireless charging has been talked about on other phones, especially Samsung's Galaxy S and Note series of phones, iFans everywhere have said the following: "It's not a true wireless charging because you still need to place it in charging pad, and the pad itself connected by a cable.. And it's totally useless since you can't use it while charging" -iBend's post and exactly what we have seen Apple fans say word for word! Well according to the leaks, its now 4 years later and Apple has the same thing. It was rumored a few months ago, Apple which patebted a technology similar to WiPower, which allows for charging over-the-air, and was purchased by Qualcomm who has owned this tech since 2013; have shown to not have made any significant leap on this tech just yet. So looks like apple has to settle 4 years later to have what Samsung had way back in 2011 with the GalaxyS4 and Note 3. Both the Galaxy S4 and Note 3 supported wireless charging, but required you to replace the battery door. The new door contained the connector which when attached, mated with the wireless charging coil. Fast forward to 2013 and Samsung brings full wireless charging to the Note 5 and S6, which supports the 2 main charging stardards available in the same device with their own patented adaptive wireless which brings the benefits of Qualcomm Fast Charging along with full starndard compatibility with todays wireless standards. Fast forward 4 years and Apple now will have similar. Question is, will it also support fast charging, or will an iPhone now take even longer to charge. Based on charginn test, Samsung phone charge with a standard Samsung charger from dead to 100% in 2:30mins. Using Samsung fast charger, and the time is reduced to an average 88 mins on the S6/S7 to 90 mins on the S8's. While the the iPhone 7+ takes 3:30 with its wall charger. The Galaxy Note 5/S6/S7/S8 all take roughly up to 108 mins to charge from 0% with the standard wireless charging pad to about 90 mins with the fast charging version fo the same. Will Apple match or top this? Highly unlikely but lets hope. Oh and unlike what fans claim, you can use the phone while its sitting on the charging pad. However, Qualcomm wireless charging does not require a pad and can charge over the air as seen in this demo: last video on the page - It's called Spatial Freedom. Allows for charging at a distance. Based on the spec this freedom is limited to 5 feet and like all wireless, the farther away, the less beneficial. Also unlike PA claims, wireless charging can work with phones with metal backs How will Apple fans respond to Apple same wireless option we've had 4 years and counting? With the same hypocritical retorts as always. Stay tuned!

28. lyndon420

Posts: 6935; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Your essays are just way too long man. All those keystrokes and very few of us will ever take the time to read them...not trying to be an asset...just saying it like it is. All your efforts to prove something to them (apple users) are in vain...they won't read them.

31. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1382; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Wow!! I have to give you credit a well written post with some hard facts. I don't want to belittle any Apple fans out there but I must agree with him I really can't see Apple "vastly" improving on this as of yet. and it would be highly hypocritical to say Apple perfected it or " well now this is true wireless charging." I give props to Nokia who started the whole wireless charging standard on mobile device. and props to others making minor improvements on it

18. mikehunta727 unregistered

Id rather just have my phone plugged in vs placing it on a mat

26. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

But you no longer consider it a useless gimmick now that apple is implementing it, right?

13. NoAllegiance unregistered

Hopefully they will remove all ports in the next 2 or 3 years. Since most OEMs are removing the 3.5mm jack after Apple. Sure they were not the first to do so, but now most OEMs are.

23. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Apple wasn't the first to remove the headphone jack, and there have literally been 1000's of phones before the iPhone that didn't have headphone jacks. You sound retarded. Better take your pills. No one is following Apple to remove headphone jacks. Motorola and another Chinese brand, did it before Apple did. Apple has never done anything first. NEVER!

34. darkkjedii

Posts: 31798; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yes they have done something first. They were the first to make a phone that couldn't keep a signal, when properly held. The first to make a bendable phone. The first have the "courage" to remove a tried and true feature. That's 3 firsts right there.

9. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Reinventing wireless charging. The others will follow....

12. AronWunarso

Posts: 245; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

What do you mean by "reinventing"? Also, this isn't chraging pad only the thing that enable the phone to wireless charging.

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 31798; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You mean like Apple is following now with witness charging?

33. darkkjedii

Posts: 31798; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Wireless charging.

25. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I don't see any reinvention. I see a iPhone laying on a charging pad. Android has had this since 2013..AKA Note 5, Gaalxy S6/S6 edge. Oh and how many years before Apple adds a fast charging option? We got a fast charging pad, a few month later. God Bless you Samsung. When you make the best, other will follow. Even if the jerks won't admit it. Samsung is the King of all beasts.

7. surethom

Posts: 1768; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Apple does not make Billions by giving away anything, wireless charging pads will be sold separately, but be described as the best wireless charging solution in the world.

5. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

This will be surely a modified, much developed version of the current wireless charging systems. Faster charging, better connection, more responsive etc etc...

6. iushnt

Posts: 3182; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

You mean like that of the S8+.

22. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

And the S7 before it, and the S6 before it and the Note 5 before it and the Note 4/S5, Note 3 and S4 before it? Fact - All Qualcomm SnapDragon 800+ chipsets support wireless charging. The S4 and Note 3 were the very first, but required you to buy a battery door for the standard you may want to use as 2 are available. Samsung made this simple with the Note 5 and S6, by support both standards in the same device. Which is why Samsung calls their "Adaptive Charging", because it could switch to either "magically".

24. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Noptice hwo the fanclub is silent. The peanut gallery has been shutdown as they continue to fine out that the elusive iPhone 8, is basically an APple version of the Galaxy S6, which is gonan cost them $1000 to own. Question - PA wrote and article claiming the Galaxy S7 Edge was not worth $800. Will like to see, will they right an article about how the iPhone 8/Next/Edition is not worth $1000+? We know the hypocrites won't. $1000+ to buy a phone with most of the features we had in 2013. Tim Cook is smoking some Big Brown Cuban Cigars

32. tedkord

Posts: 17519; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

This will surely be the exact same thing that every other phone has had for years, but with a new name. Just like almost every new feature the iPhone has received that past five years.

4. ShadowSnypa786

Posts: 663; Member since: Jan 06, 2017

Didn't Bankz and others say Apple will only implement it when its proper wireless charging not laying it down on a surface to charge?? Seems like they were wrong.

11. cmdacos

Posts: 4412; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Bankz is rarely correct tbh

19. DRS1977

Posts: 681; Member since: May 27, 2015

Bankz is a lying piece of trash, on almost everything.

2. keithtae

Posts: 564; Member since: Mar 25, 2015

Lol. Finally decided to copy other oems. Maybe they will name it "magic charging" lol

3. uktel3315

Posts: 49; Member since: Mar 15, 2013


8. brazuca

Posts: 26; Member since: Dec 12, 2016

It will probably be better than the current technology available.

15. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Don't get ahead of yourself.

27. lyndon420

Posts: 6935; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Why? Because apple is doing it? Meh...

21. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

3D Charge

29. phonearenarocks

Posts: 607; Member since: Mar 26, 2015


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