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Apple accessory for wireless charging of new iPhones may be launched only in 2018

Rumors already take for granted that the “iPhone X” will have wireless charging. More than that: “iPhones 8/8 Plus” will most likely also have this capability. But, as we reported in early July, the accessory created by Apple to recharge devices in this way will not necessarily be launched now. Today, the world’s most famous analyst Apple has corroborated this.

KGI Securities’ Ming-Chi Kuo reported in a note to investors – via AppleInsider – that Apple suppliers do not have a definitive timetable for mass production of the accessory. This is because, according to him, the company is awaiting “technological advances” in wireless charging systems. More specifically, Apple would be waiting for the technology to meet its own internal requirements regarding the wireless charger’s radio frequency specifications – a set of strict standards set in part by the research and development (R&D) and warranty teams quality standards.

The good news, according to Kuo, is that Apple will use the Qi standard – after all, it is even part of the consortium – so it is possible that any accessory with this specification will work with the new iPhones. Or not. Now, Apple is Apple and could well make some modifications to the standard so that wireless charging works only with a few accessories approved and authorized by it – perhaps under the seal of the MFi Program.

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Two possible candidates to be Apple’s initial partners in this endeavor, while the official Apple accessory is not released, are Belkin and the mophieaccording to AppleInsider. Also according to the website, the Apple wireless charger would only be launched at the beginning of next year (between January and March) – if this is the Apple plan, it may not even be mentioned in the keynote of today.