iPhone 8 and Wireless Charging

Rumors suggest the next iPhone in 2017 will have wireless charging. False.

The next iPhone (iPhone 8?) looks like it will have inductive charging so you won’t have to plug the phone itself directly into the wall, but don’t confuse this with “wireless charging.”

This is wireless charging:

Where a transmitter sends energy, through the air, to receivers plugged in or built into a device. Energous is a company that is exploring (actual and magical) wireless charging.

Plugging a charging pad into the wall, and then needing to take the phone over to a location and set it on top is not “wireless.”

Inductive charging would be an awesome feature on the new iPhones, but for the love of everything, please don’t call it wireless.


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