A new report from aJapanese website claims that Foxconn is currently working on developing a wireless charging module from next-generation of iPhone (the iPhone 8?), which will be launched in 2018. The report, however, says that the said module will only make it into the iPhone 8 only if Foxconn could yield a satisfactory level of production output.
Foxconn is Apple’s major supply chain partner responsible for assembling a majority of Apple products including iPhone. Foxconn is known for its strong manufacturing and assembling capabilities and now the company is reportedly handed over the task to develop wireless charging module for the future iPhone. However, the report remains unclear if Apple will incorporate wireless charging in all iPhone variants launching in 2017.
“But whether the feature can eventually make it into Apple’s updated devices will depend on whether Foxconn can boost the yield rate to a satisfactory level later on,” the source said.
Previous reports and rumors have suggested that Apple has been working on a long range wireless charging solution for its iPhone model meant to launch in 2017.
Since next year will mark the 10 years anniversary of the iPhone, the fruit company is widely expected to revamp next-generation iPhone design from the ground up and introduce impressive new features to celebrate the occasion. Some recent rumors claim that the next iPhone will come in an all-glass design with metallic chassis and there is going to be a premium plus model featuring a curved OLED display. The introduction of an all-glass design is also said to be the key reason behind Apple adding wireless charging toiPhone 8. It is worth noting that the wireless technology does not work with an aluminum body phone such as the iPhone 7/6s or older models.