Apple joins Wireless Power Consortium, strengthening rumors of wireless charging feature in next-gen iPhone
Date: Tuesday, February 14th, 2017, 05:22
Category: Hardware, iPhone, Rumor, wireless
When Apple joins a product group, it might be looking into developing units embracing that technology.
Apple is now listed as one of the 213 members of the Wireless Power Consortium. It was not present in a cached version of the page from a week ago.
Previous rumors had indicated that Apple was planning to incorporate a wireless charging technology in its next-gen iPhone, but had been holding out for a long-range charging solution that didn’t require a charging pad. It was also thought that Apple might opt for simple inductive charging for the device.
One of those reports even indicated that Apple will not include a charger in the box with the iPhone, instead offering it as an optional accessory at extra cost.