It looks like iPhone wireless charging could be a major feature on all of Apple’s 2017 handsets. This includes both the redesigned “iPhone 8” and the next-generation iPhone 7 devices, according to 9to5Mac.
According to KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, adding wireless charging could increase the cost of all 2017 iPhone models. The issue: A new graphite layer added to protect the film 3D Touch sensor from overheating.
This graphite sheet will be laminated to the heat-sensitive film sensor internally. The report also notes that the glass casing expected for the new iPhones is less efficient than aluminum at dissipating heat, also contributing to a rise in internal temperature.
Previously, KGI reported that wireless charging would only launch on the more expensive iPhone 8 model. This version is likely to feature an OLED display and new design. Apple’s also expected to release next-generation versions of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. These versions should retain the iPhone design first launched on the iPhone 6 in 2014.
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