Future iPhones Could Use Wireless Charging System Developed With Broadcom
Apple and Broadcom have reportedly been working on a wireless charging solution for two years now, according to JPMorgan analyst Harlan Sur. The report by CNBC reveals that the new wireless charging feature might not come on the next iPhone.
The analyst says that Apple is very cautious when it comes to the new wireless charging technology developed with Broadcom and after the Galaxy Note 7 recall, the company doesn’t intend to take any chances. However, since Apple recently joined the Wireless Power Consortium, wireless charging will most likely come to the iPhone 8, but it won’t be the mechanism developed with Broadcom.
“We believe the glass back cover is conducive to wireless charging as it reduces signal interference versus a metal casing,” Sur wrote.
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