Apple joins Wireless Power Consortium/Qi, iPhone 8 expected to introduce wireless charging (finally)

Long-running rumors that Apple will add wireless charging to the iPhone 8 have been lent additional weight with the news that the company has joined an industry group devoted to wireless power.

While early rumors suggested that Apple was holding out for long-range charging, without the need to place the iPhone on a charging pad, those hopes appear to have been dashed by more recent reports. These suggest that Apple will, like other manufacturers, use simple inductive charging.

I get the hold-out for long-range charging. It’d be cool and if Apple did it first would be a tent-pole feature they could bark on about for years but they’re seriously lagging here doing nothing but playing catch-up.

Source: Apple joins Wireless Power Consortium/Qi, lending weight to rumor of wireless charging for iPhone 8 | 9to5Mac