Foxconn producing wireless charging modules for 10th anniversary iPhone?

Foxconn producing wireless charging modules for 10th anniversary iPhone?
According to the Nikkei Asian Review, contract manufacturer Foxconn is currently making wireless charging modules that are earmarked for next year's Apple iPhone. The 2017 iPhone will be the tenth anniversary model of the wildly successful product, and Apple is expected to skip the iPhone 7s name and go straight to iPhone 8.

In addition, Apple is expected to load up the iPhone 8 with new features and a new design. Early speculation has Apple prepping three versions of the phone. One will carry a 4.7-inch screen, one will have a 5-inch display, and the other will feature a 5.5-inch screen. The back of all three models is expected to be made of glass with a metal frame. The home button reportedly will be removed from the front of the phone. Instead, the home button and TouchID will be embedded inside the front glass.

Apple iPhone fans have long wanted a wireless charging feature, and their wait might come to an end next year as long as Foxconn can raise the yield on the production of the wireless charging modules it is manufacturing. There is a possibility that only the 5.5-inch model will include support for wireless charging. That is similar to a report from last week that said Apple would be changing the screen on next year's 5.5-inch model to an curved OLED display produced by Foxconn's recently purchased Sharp division. The 4.7-inch and 5-inch versions would continue to use the flat LTPS screen that is employed by Apple today.

source: NikkeiAsianReview via SeekingAlpha

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38 Comments

1. AmashAziz

Posts: 2898; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

It now seems apple is trying to follow samsung on its successful design path! And I would like to see true wireless charging from Apple without the charging pad.

8. shahinctg123

Posts: 39; Member since: Nov 23, 2014

after that... Apple and iSheep will say... Samsung followed Apple !!!! ;)

10. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Hopefully will not follow Samsung with exploding battery. The difference between Apple and ALL the others is the perfection that is knowing how to do.

13. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

They've already have/had exploding batteries. SHUTUP...STUPID!

38. nodes

Posts: 1158; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

not to the point it's banned and global recall 2 times though...stupid.

40. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 966; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

TechieXP1969, any phone can explode. Only Samsung could miss such an obvious and dangerous failure, though.

34. sissy246

Posts: 7066; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

They already have exploding phone, they don't have to copy.

12. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

You do realize, you don't have to place a wireless charging Samsung on a pad...right? QuickCharge 2.0 which is owned by Qualcomm, was bought by them from a company who originally created the standard. It was called WiPower. The tech does not require a pad. They have solutions that allow charging from up to 3 meters. But as with any wireless signal, the farther you are away, the slower the charge. So the closer the better. Apple was exploring this option where you wouldn't use a pad. basically you lay a pad down, but as long as you are in proximity of the pad, your device will charge. But if hold the phone in your hand, while this pad next to you charging the phone is still so slow, that your phone won't charge as fast as you are using the batteries power, then that would defeat the purpose. I recall the iPad's 3's charger was so weak, that many complained the iPad would run out of power, even though it was plugged in. So be careful what you wish for. Because Apple is half-assing there stuff these days. Also this charging option is slower than Samsung's Wireless Fast Charging, so you may prefer the pad once all said and done. But lets home they come up with an equal or better option...not a worse option. But this should solve the using headphones while charging issue at a cost of $650+ vs buying a dongle for $25. LO Apple in there false claims of seamless integration is nothing more than marketing BS.

41. AlikMalix unregistered

Techie which phone charges 3 meters away from the pad? I have iPad 3 - it does. Or run out of juice even if I play real racing 3! Where did Apple say it WAS exploring over the air charging? And what makes you think they stopped exploring it is they did actually explor it? If iPhones (which are fastest devices and iOS 10 which has basically no issues is Apple "half ass-ing" things, what do you call the recent note 7 recalls and other galaxy phones catching fire? Who knows maybe samsungs "fast charging" is what causing certain devices to catch fire - don't you think? If Apple is all about marketing BS, than why do people enjoy using iPhones and iPads over android phones.

2. Subie

Posts: 2350; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

If all the reports so far turn out to be true, then Apple better plan ahead for the extremely high demand that the 5.5 inch model is gonna get.

4. Tariq123

Posts: 186; Member since: May 15, 2016

I hope it's not a charging pad. Lol. I have one and never use it

5. Unordinary unregistered

Hopefully they bring TRUE wireless charging. Not the s**t thats on the Apple Watch where you still need to make contact...oh so wireless. NOT.

7. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Or when you have to lay that sh** on a pad.

17. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

https://www.qualcomm.com/products/wipower Tells you all you need to know about Apple's solution. Apple patented their own, while Qualcomm bought the WiPower patent and actually the whole company.

9. ctdog4748

Posts: 797; Member since: Mar 05, 2016

Yes, unlike that awesome Samsung wireless charging. Wait a minute......

19. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

https://www.qualcomm.com/products/wipower You mean this? See you don't lookup facts. In fact I am willing to bet you wouldn't know where to look, because you have the IQ of an Ant. The fact is, Qualcomm already had a working solution that is contactless. They didn't make it, they bought it from a company called WiPower. They bought it and labeled it QuickCharge. So what were you saying again? Again Apple is late to the game as per since 2009

15. SIGPRO

Posts: 2815; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Omg ifans are going nuts, Apple is innovating! Sorry ifans Nokia was among the first with wireless charging back in 2012 with the Lumia 920..............you're precious rotten fruit will be eventually 5 years later. Apple is still and will stay way behind the......but ifans are blind!

18. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

You want a cookie? Perhaps a medal?

42. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

give him 2 cookies.. he deserve it

22. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

And there is this too. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WiPower https://www.qualcomm.com/products/wipower Qualcomm has been supoorting "contactless" charging since the SD800. In fact, any phone with a SnapDragon 800 or higher automatically support Qualcomm's contactless charging. But apple fans wouldn't know this, because there heads are so stuck up the arse of Apple, they don't actually go try and read real tech news. They thing Apple news is actually tech news.

27. Subie

Posts: 2350; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Techie I give you a thumbs up for post #14 where you talk tech, and then you go and post this. I now refer you to post #26.

28. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

"But apple fans wouldn't know this, because there heads are so stuck up the arse of Apple, they don't actually go try and read real tech news. They thing Apple news is actually tech news." Considering the fact that you are on all fours for Samsung consistently, your opinion isn't worth much :D.

32. darkkjedii

Posts: 30964; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Pin pulled, grenade thrown, AND BOOM!

33. darkkjedii

Posts: 30964; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

For a while especially with your other account, you were starting to talk tech. Why not do your part to clean the site up, and take the high road for a change? I think ignore so many people, just to keep it about tech, it's not even funny.

26. Subie

Posts: 2350; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

If your don't like it then don't buy one... its that simple! Furthermore, you throwing insults on a tech site isn't gonna sway anyone's opinion one bit. People choose their devices for different reasons. Some for the price, some for the hardware, some for the OS, and some for the ecosystem, or any combo of those. Live and let live buddy.

36. darkkjedii

Posts: 30964; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Great post. I've never understood why people bash someone's choice, like it's gonna one bit of a difference. I'm with you, choice.

37. Subie

Posts: 2350; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Thanks!

39. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Apple is maybe not the first when it comes to features, but they are the best for sure. The best proof is SAMSUNG EXPLOSION GATE.....LOL

45. darkkjedii

Posts: 30964; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That's not funny, nor did it make any sense. You're actually implying, that Samsung had exploding phones first, but Apples will explode better, when they start exploding. Think before you post. Remember...only 240 seconds to edit (dumb) posts.

20. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2146; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

I believe Apple will release a different version of wireless charging and not conductive charging.

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