Whenever an iPhone is launched people start making guesses for the features of next iPhone. It was rumored that the next iPhone will have a iPhone wireless charging feature. Though they were believed to be merely rumors until now when Apple has been reported to have joined Wireless Power Consortium it is the foundation that sets the Qi charging standard.
This is a solid lead to expect that iPhone 8 will have a warless charging feature. In most devices that support wireless charging Qi charging standards are used.
The foundation joins about 200 members of tech-industry like Samsung, HTC, Huawei and Microsoft.
No comments have been given particularly about this step by Apple but Apple didn’t forget mention that “joining the Wireless Power Consortium to be able to participate and contribute ideas to the open, collaborative development of future wireless charging standards”.
According to stats the market is warm for wireless charging devices as about 350 million devices have been shipped only in a year.
With the growth of technology, wireless charging is as efficient as in charging with wires. It has almost same speed.
Apple is already using wireless charging feature in its smart watches but they do not support Qi charging support. Now iPhone 8, is expected come with a wireless charging supported by Qi charging standards.
After smart-watches apple plans to expand its feature in other devices too that is the reason it has joined hands with the PWC department.