Report: Apple iPhone 8 to feature optional accessory for wireless charging
by Alan Friedman / Feb 12, 2017, 1:31 PM
The report also adds that Apple will no longer bundle a Lightning to 3.5mm cable with the iPhone. Apple included such a cable with the Apple iPhone 7 and Apple iPhone 7 Plus after it removed the 3.5mm earphone jack from its 2016 models.
According to Mac Otakara, the 2017 iPhone 8 will be just 5-inches, which could be a typo. Most expect the special 10th anniversary edition of the handset to weigh in at 5.8-inches. That is what KGI's Kuo is looking for, and he has one of the best records among analysts who cover the company. The Apple iPhone 8 (also rumored to be called iPhone X) is expected to carry an OLED panel with edge-to-edge glass, and Touch ID will be embedded under the screen. With speculation calling for a price slightly north of $1,000, the Apple iPhone 8 still could be among the most coveted phones of 2017.
Last month we told you that a company called Lite-On Semiconductor was manufacturing the internal components of the wireless charger. Also last month, the early reports claimed that the iPhone 8 will be able to wirelessly charge from as far away as 15-feet from the power source.
source: MacOtakara (translated) via AppleInsider
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Haha, I think they did that with the galaxy s4
posted on Feb 12, 2017, 1:48 PM 3
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No. You simply had to buy the right back cover to support it. But all wireless charhing requirea you to buy something. But Apple will charge a ridiculous cost thought.
posted on Feb 12, 2017, 2:44 PM 9
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No it will be on an Apple case for about 100+ like their hideous battery case. iFans will justify it by saying Apple did it right because ___insert BS here____. All of these rumors will largely not come to fruition and after having waited one year with hope, the hardcore iFans will settle for what Apple throws at them and say that's all they were hoping for and that it's the best phone ever.
posted on Feb 12, 2017, 8:33 PM 12
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Free speech iFanboy And stop your BS nagging If you've got nothing constructive to say stfyou Why you calling him a kid, when you are acting and talking like one Next you will say he's a keyboard warrior Get lost
posted on Feb 12, 2017, 9:31 PM 3
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This is nothing new, you always have to buy a wireless charging pad with a phone that has wireless charging capabilities. It's not like Samsung or any other company that has a wireless charging devices actually bundles the pad with said device, you always have to buy a wireless charging accessory AKA the charging pad.
posted on Feb 12, 2017, 2:04 PM 5
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Read article. It says that if you buy the iPhone you will need to pay extra just to be able to charge it, regardless of the method you choose. Unless you already own lightning cables you will have to pay more. I have nothing against cables not being included if they have you the option of getting a free one of you needed it.
posted on Feb 12, 2017, 3:11 PM 2
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I had a premium charging pad included with my S7 Edge. Can still buy one now with the pad bundled in.
posted on Feb 12, 2017, 5:19 PM 1
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Wow! That guy is a genius. He claims that the box will not comprise a wireless charger even if the phone is capable of wireless charging. Knowing Apple always include everything in the box, even optional, expensive and extreme quality accessories, that guy is very clever to think it will not be the case here. The credit he receives from all tech websites like phonearena is clearly not enough. We should praise that guy for his greatness. May god bless him forever!
posted on Feb 12, 2017, 2:06 PM 0
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you're so excited for the iPhone 8 in 2017 .. but if apple came out with the ALL NEW iPhone 7S ROSE GOLD with the world best Retna Amoled display 17% brighter and better prossesor Dont blame me .. i'm just telling you
posted on Feb 12, 2017, 2:19 PM 4
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Congratulations Apple. You've managed to join the party seven years late since my Palm Pre 2 had this in 2010. What are you going to do for an encore? Miracast? How about USB-OTG? We wait with bated breath. I have a 6S+ as a primary device so back off. They're far from this Utopian device iSheep think it is.
posted on Feb 12, 2017, 2:23 PM 5
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You will need something to plug into the wall even if it distant charging. Don't be so quick to dismiss that.
posted on Feb 12, 2017, 5:16 PM 0
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