Apple became the latest member of the Wireless Power Consortium

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Does this mean that Apple is going to bring wireless charging to the next iPhone?

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source:https://9to5mac.com/2017/02/13/apple-iphone-8-wireless-charging/

There are many rumors about the next iPhone. One of them is that Apple will feature wireless charging to their next smartphone. And this is very possible due to the fact that Apple joined the Wireless Power Consortium, a group for wireless power.

According to reports the company will present a phone that will use inductive s charging and that the company will not provide a charger. But it will offer it as an extra accessory.

On the other hand maybe the tech giant wants to adopt the long-range charging. And why not? According to a survey from IHS Technology showed that more than 90% of smartphone users want to have wireless charging.

9to5Mac provided a statement from Apple to Business Insider:

“Apple is an active member of many standards development organizations, as both a leader and contributor. Apple is joining the Wireless Power Consortium to be able to participate and contribute ideas to the open, collaborative development of future wireless charging standards. We look forward to working together with the WPC and its members.”

Quick reminder that the next iPhone will probably feature an edge-to-edge display with almost invisible bezels, no Home button and a flexible plastic OLED screen.

Also Apple filed an unnamed wireless device with the Federal Communications Commission. And the speculations fly around. Is it a speaker for Siri, like Alexa? Is it another smart device for your home? Maybe a Wi-Fi? But the company is super secretive about its new project. All we know is that the device exists, it has Bluetooth, LE and NFC.

Keep in mind that this is not the first time that Apple filed to the FCC for a similar device. At first many thought that it was an Apple TV but that plan was quickly dismissed. According to a report from MacRumors it is possible that the California-based company manufactured a device for internal use, such as iBeacon which is used by the company to communicate with OS devices.

If you want to check out the mysterious device you can visit the FCC website. And if you manage to figure out what it might be let us know in the comment section.


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Author: Martha Papadimitriou

Martha is a journalist, a blog writer, a mother and a bookworm. She studied Journalism and Communication and graduated in 2002. She has a restless spirit and loves to learn new things. Martha also wants to make the world a better place, and when she is not working she enjoys reading and cooking.

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