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Apple’s iPhone 8 Could Feature Wireless Charging

Apple’s anniversary special iPhone 8 is rumored to sport the wireless charging feature.  If the reports (and rumours) are to be believed, only the anniversary special iPhone X series – the iPhone 8 – will get this wireless feature. Adding to recent speculation about the next iPhone’s features, Apple late last week joined the Wireless Power Consortium, an industry group that has been pushing a wireless charging standard known as Qi.

While Samsung, among other rivals to Apple, has had wireless charging in its premium handsets for some time now, all iPhones lack this convenience feature. Apple does not want to comment on any of the features at this point, though it did issue a  statement: “Apple is an active member of many standards development organizations, as both a leader and contributor. Apple is joining the Wireless Power Consortium to be able to participate and contribute ideas to the open, collaborative development of future wireless charging standards. We look forward to working together with the WPC and its members.”

Companies such as Samsung, Lenovo, LG, HTC, Huawei, Sony and Nokia are among the 200-plus member companies in the WPC. With Apple joining them, the companies with the largest market share in mobile phones are now members of the organization. Apple does offer wireless charging through the Apple Watch. And with some third-party cases iPhone owners charge the phones wirelessly.

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