Sunday February 12, 2017

iPhone 8: Separate Wireless Charger, No Headphone Jack Adapter Included

In an unprecedented move, Apple has decided to give one of its upcoming iPhone models wireless charging capabilitiesآ—but be prepared to pay additional premiums, as the feature will only be available on the top model and require an additional accessory since the technology may not be built in. The company has also decided to stop including the Lightning to 3.5mm Headphone Jack Adapter, since nobody uses wired headsets anymoreآ…

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آ…only the OLED model will adopt glass casing and wireless charging capabilities, contradicting a Nikkei report and KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo's repeated claims that all 2017 iPhones will feature an all-glass design and wireless charging. The blog previously said the more iterative "iPhone 7s" and "iPhone 7s Plus" models will lack wireless charging and retain the now-familiar aluminum design that Apple has used since the iPhone 6 lineup in 2014. Apple supplier Catcher Technology also said it expects only one new iPhone model to have glass casing. The loosely-translated report suggests the wireless charging will not be a built-in feature, but rather a separate accessory based on technology from Luxshare, a Chinese company that has been rumored to be a supplier of wireless charging coils for the inductive Apple Watch charger in the past.