Apple’s New iPhone 8 Marked As First Devices To Use Wireless Charging

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Apple’s new collection of the iPhone will be marked as the first devices to use wireless charging, according to one of the company’s suppliers.

Wireless charging focuses on the possibility of placing your phone on an inductive surface while charging it without plugging the device in. The new smartphone will also feature waterproofing, a feature of which the iPhone 7 fell short, according to the latest leaks.

Wistron Taiwan

According to the Nikkei Asian Review, The iPhone 8 report is a Taiwanese manufacturing company called Wistron, which was recently listed in Apple’s suppliers to manufacture or create parts for the iPhone SE in India.

“New features like waterproof and wireless charging now require some different testing, and waterproof function will alter the assembly process a bit.” said Robert Hwang, Wistron chief executive, at an annual shareholders meeting on Wednesday.

The report confirms all the speculations provoked of Apple looking forward to having a wireless charging for the iPhone. The tech giant entered the industry group Wireless Power Consortium earlier this year. Apple has also considered searching about the possibility of charging devices using Wi-Fi signals.

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The iPhone 8 did not actually blaze a trail when it comes to wireless charging and waterproof smartphone. Several of Samsung’s flagship phones feature the option Samsung Galaxy S7 and S8.

Apple’s 10th anniversary iPhone will purportedly feature an edge-to-edge display and no home button. Prospects are that the phone would come in two sizes, with 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch versions.

The iPhone 8 will function on iOS 11, Apple’s latest mobile operating system announced at its Worldwide Developers Conference earlier this month.

The iPhone is set to be on sale a week or two after IFA, a major technology conference in Germany, with this year’s release expected between September 15 and 22. Moreover, Pre-orders are available a week prior to the release date.