It is that time of the year when rumors start flying around about the next flagship smartphone from Apple. To be sure, we are still months from the launch of the next iPhone, still we’ve been hearing that it may include support for wireless charging. However, a new report in DigiTimes tends to pop that happy bubble.
A number of other smartphone vendors have jumped the bandwagon of wireless charging. In the past, it has been frequently reported that Apple may be considering it but so far, the company hasn’t made its intents clear. Apple’s SVP, Phil Schiller, remarked a while ago that wireless charging is barely useful at all. According to him, while you may be able to place the handset and charge it right away, the charger still has to be plugged into a socket in the wall.
However, a number of third-party vendors have been providing such accessories which enable iPhone users to reap the benefits of wireless charging on their handsets. An example in this case is the iPhone Qi wireless charger from Energizer.
Nonetheless, it is rather disappointing to note that Apple has no plans of including a built-in support for wireless charging, as per the latest DigiTimes report. According to the publication, “Apple is likely to adopt the wireless charging technology developed internally, but it remains unknown if the next-generation iPhone will come with built-in wireless charging capability or with other attached accessories, said the sources.”
The report also cites that although Samsung, too, had been considering wireless charging for Galaxy S IV handset, it may provide separate replacement back covers for this purpose and the smartphone will not pack embedded wireless charging feature.