The Apple iPhone 8 is on the horizon and is destined to be one of the greatest iPhones to have ever been launched. Days ago, we had reported that the price tags of the multiple variants to be launched this year, the iPhone’s tenth anniversary, could witness a mammoth jump from last year. In fact, a variant with a stupefying 512GB of internal storage is also said to be on the way. However, a major sticking point continues to be the wireless charging feature of the device.
Like all leading flagships, the Apple flagship this year comes with wireless charging, something we had reported months ago. Now, reports suggest that this very feature could be acting up. remember that the new-age device comes with a glass body to aid in wireless charging. A new code related to the wireless charging feature sprung up in the upcoming iOS 11, revealing that the charging feature would be slow.
MacOtakara, a Japanese technological blog, renowned for predicting all Apple devices with surprising regularity and with impressive credentials, has stated that the new iPhone 8 will feature 1.2 standard Qi wireless charging protocol, developed by the Wireless Power Consortium or WPC. It goes on to report that the new gadget will boast of 7.5W (5V/1.5A) wireless charging, instead of the 15W fast wireless charging protocol which also belongs to the 1.2 standard. This may lead to slower charging.
The same report goes on to suggest that Apple may lock the wireless charging feature using an MFI chip. This technically means that users with wireless charging Qi pad of other manufacturers will not be able to charge their iPhone 8 devices. We have reported on how Apple is looking to use their Smart Connector feature for better wireless charging.
Since the new device is said to come with a 3,000 mAh battery and with an OLED display, we believe that the 7.5W charging feature will be slow. For users who plan to charge their phones over a longer period of time, it should not be a problem, however.