Apple is rumored to incorporate a slew of new features to the upcoming iPhone 8. One of those features was said to be wireless charging, which has been around in the industry for a while now, but none of the Apple iPhones had it. The Apple iPhone 8 is rumored to be the first Apple device to get wireless charging, and this new set of leaked images support the rumor.
If you are new to this space, then you must know that the iconic iPhone has completed a decade of its existence this year and the iPhone 8 will be marking the tenth anniversary of the device. Apple is expected to make significant changes to the device, including an edge-to-edge display, glass body, ultrasonic fingerprint scanner, 3D facial recognition, and much more.
The images of the wireless charging module have leaked in a Weibo post and are also available on Slashleaks. A large charging coil is prominently visible on the front along with a port that seems to be a lightning connector. The text on the top and bottom of the image has been blurred, but the word “iPhone” is still visible through it. The design of this wireless charging module is similar to what other companies offer.
A label on the back of the module reveals some specifications of the charging tech. According to the label, the output voltage will be 5V-12V, input current will be 0.6A-2A, and the output power will be 5W-10W with an efficiency of 70%-85%. The label also mentions that the module is compatible with WPC Qi wireless charging standard. Based on this limited information, nothing could be said for sure. This module could be the official Apple wireless charging module or a third-party accessory that is being designed specifically for the iPhone 8.
One thing that the comments on the Weibo post have pointed out is the fact that Apple has stopped using green circuit boards for many years. The first-generation iPhone was the only one to come with a green circuit board, and all of the recent iPhone shipped with a black circuit board. There is no information available at the moment that can confirm any of the claims being made, be it the image or the comments. We might have to wait a bit longer to get a clearer view of the situation.
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