Wireless charging will finally come to iPhones next year: KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo
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Speculations about the upcoming iPhone 8 have been doing the rounds on the internet for quite some time now and we have been hearing all kinds of things from one variant to come out with a bezel-less display and an OLED screen. Now, KGI's reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says the 2017 iPhone will support wireless charging, but the wireless charger itself won't come bundled with the device.

Since it will be the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, expectations of a complete overhaul of the design is rife and we already know the next iPhone will not be named iPhone 7s, but the iPhone 8.

The iPhone 8 will support wireless charging the same way the Apple Watch uses the inductive pad to charge . Ming-Chi Kuo says the iPhone 8 can be charged wirelessly at high speeds with minimum disruption from frequency interference.

The same KGI analyst has also claimed the iPhone 8 will come out in three variants- two of which will take forward the features of the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus, while the third one will show off Apple's technological prowess. The third variant will also feature an edge-to-edge bezel-less OLED display with the Home Button reincarnating into a capacitive on-screen button.

However, all three models will be made of glass and will support wireless charging.

The KGI report also states that the wireless chargers will be supplied by Pegatron while Foxconn will be supplying the 'OLED' iPhones.

As a matter of fact, wireless charging has been one of the most requested features by Apple loyalists for the iPhones. It has already been showcased in Android devices, especially in Samsung's flagship devices like the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge.