Wireless charging possible for iPhone 8, report says

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCBD) — Following a release of nearly two months ago, new reports are surfacing about Apple’s next generation iPhone.

According to reports, the technology powerhouse is trying to introduce wireless charging into the next iPhone. “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,” a source told Foxconn Technology Group.

Wireless charging capabilities is part of Apple’s ongoing redesign efforts to boost sales. The company is expected to completely overhaul the iPhone for its tenth anniversary in 2017.

Apple has been struggling with shrinking demand for its signature products. Many consumers are holding onto their old smartphones longer, seeing little reason to buy a new model that’s only slightly better.

While wireless charging and curved OLED display are going to be new features for iPhones, some Android phones have been offering these for a while.

Apple sold 45.5 million iPhones in the quarter that ended in September. That was slightly more than the 45 million that Wall Street expected, but still 5 percent fewer than the 48 million iPhones it sold in the same period a year earlier.

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