iPhone X wireless charging won't be available at launch, report suggests
by Milen Yanachkov / Sep 12, 2017, 9:06 AM
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 Apple’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.
"technological breakthroughs" before releasing a wireless charging accessory, which could move the launch date of such an accessory to the not-so-immediate future.What's more interesting, is that the analyst claims that Apple wants to wait for
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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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
posted on Sep 12, 2017, 9:13 AM 5
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But doesn't hurt seeing leak articles, even if the unveiling is 3 hours away.... no?
posted on Sep 12, 2017, 9:17 AM 7
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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).
posted on Sep 12, 2017, 9:20 AM 8
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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.
posted on Sep 12, 2017, 9:29 AM 1
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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
posted on Sep 12, 2017, 9:49 AM 8
"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
posted on Sep 12, 2017, 10:00 AM 5
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
posted on Sep 12, 2017, 10:27 AM 1
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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.
posted on Sep 12, 2017, 10:59 AM 1
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