Apple together with chip maker Broadcom is working on wireless charging for smartphones next-generation iPhone. This writes CNBC with reference to the information contained in the note by analyst Garland Sur from JP Morgan.
The expert said that the work on the technology is Apple and Broadcom for the past two years. Sur suggests that the iPhone will receive a wireless charging only in 2018 release, as Apple are seriously concerned about the battery issues that have occurred with the Samsung Galaxy Note 7.
Indirect confirmation of Apple’s plans for the wireless charging was the company’s decision to make glass is the predominant material in the exterior of the future iPhone.
“We believe that glass back cover promotes wireless charging, because it can reduce noise in comparison with metal housing. Likely, Apple will add a number of additional functions, such as fast charging or expanded to identify the hardware part of their ecosystem among the competitors”, — said the analyst.
In conversation with CNBC analyst Ming Chi-Kuo of KGI pointed out that Apple has recently joined the consortium of developers of wireless charging Wireless Power Consortium (WPC). However, according to Ming Chi-Kuo, the wireless Apple device will be this year.
Apple declined to provide official comment to CNBC.