iPhone X wireless charging won't be available at launch, report suggests


Mere hours ahead of the unveiling of the long-awaited iPhone X (or whatever Apple's gonna call its 10th anniversary iPhone), famous Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities has claimed that wireless charging won't be ready for prime time at the release of the new iPhone.

TechnoBuffalo reports that Kuo has issued a note to investors stating that Appleā€™s first-party wireless simply won't be ready for release in time for the new crop of iPhones. Don't worry, though, the iPhone X and all supposed incremental upgrades over last year's models (supposedly called the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus), will most likely all boast wireless charging capabilities, it's just that Apple's first-party wireless charging device won't be ready at launch, according to Kuo.

What's more interesting, is that the analyst claims that Apple wants to wait for "technological breakthroughs" before releasing a wireless charging accessory, which could move the launch date of such an accessory to the not-so-immediate future.

There's currently no concrete information on whether the new iPhones will be compatible with third-party wireless charging solutions, but some rumors suggest that the devices may not be compatible with Qi products.

With Apple's big September event just around the corner, there's a lot we know about the new products that Apple will be announcing, and double that amount in unknowns! To get up to speed before the event, check out this story.

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16 Comments

1. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1060; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

Why do we need "leak" articles leading up to the Phones reveal. Rather than rehashing the articles we've seen the last 3 months, can't we wait 3 hours for Facts

3. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

But doesn't hurt seeing leak articles, even if the unveiling is 3 hours away.... no?

4. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

It softens the blow of disappointment for Apple fans. Basically, they hype it to all hell when they start rumors with all sorts of things that will never happen to get people to wait. Then as the time gets closer to release, they drop the disappointment hammer so when Apple smacks them with their d*** again, it is easier to swallow (as Apple fans have to do).

6. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

If you spent a modicum of the time you've used to bash Apple fans on something productive, you'd be a lot better off.

8. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

It's just journalism, no need to be a douche about it.

5. disatrousrainbow

Posts: 65; Member since: Oct 24, 2015

Who cares? This happens with every phone before release. It just drives up the hits. Obviously, it's working if you're here complaining lol. That being said, I still can't believe this phone has been in development this entire time and they STILL weren't able to get this tech ready in time despite it being around for years.

16. bucknassty

Posts: 1337; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

they are trying to make it proprietary so they can charge more... takes more time... which is sad. just use Qi and evolve as time goes one.... sucks for iphone users

7. nenadmitrovic

Posts: 64; Member since: Aug 01, 2014

So we would visit site 50 times a day

2. drazwy

Posts: 355; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

Of course. LOL

9. nikhil23

Posts: 442; Member since: Dec 07, 2016

portrait mode is not available at launch wireless charging is not available at launch iphone 8 is not available at launch due to supply issues and Fans talk about Bixby being not available at launch

11. AxelFoley unregistered

"and Fans talk about Bixby being not available at launch" Not just fans. Fair, balanced, unbiased, and paid writers. "well perhaps they shouldn't have launched the feature half baked." - Alan F

15. cmdacos

Posts: 4208; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Lmao...

10. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Poor Sheep

12. jphiller87

Posts: 92; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Always playing catch up lol

13. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

If they are waiting for true wireless charging (not inductive), I can imagine they want to wait and not be compatible with QI charging. If it will be inductive charging anyway, especially not being compatible with QI would be a big nono. Even worse if it's some proprietary inductive charging that's not better than QI so they can charge stupid license fees like with the lightning dock

14. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1354; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

That would be so bad . Why? When we have a standard that works? I suspect they want a breakthrough like distant charging which may not happen for some time as the study of its use and health issues would have to be first conducted and re-conducted. Why make the user base wait for a feature that is already available an has and industry standard? Yet, I don't doubt what you said but still such a move, to suck more cash out of people with a proprietary wireless charging, would be a classic Apple move and really unfair to its user base. However, lets wait and see though before jumping to conclusions on this.

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