We have been seeing several “proofs” since last year that the big news for this year’s iPhones would be the possibility of wireless charging. However, from an analyst’s account Harlan Sur, from JPMorgan, will not be exactly like that.
Sur contributes to the story of bringing wireless charging technology to the iPhone, adding more information. According to the analyst, the Apple would have been for two years (!) In partnership with Broadcom (which has been responsible for the smartphone’s Wi-Fi and Bluetooth chips for years) to make this possible and that that would be “a key factor for Apple to have the best performance of all”.
He also agreed with the rumor of our beloved Ming-Chi Kuo (from KGI Securities), who said that the housing of the next iPhones will be made of glass to aid in charging.
We believe that the back of the glass is conducive to wireless charging, as it reduces signal interference in relation to a metal case. It is possible for Apple to add its own features, such as fast or extended loading, to differentiate itself from the rest and increase the value of its own hardware ecosystem.
Although everything seems wonderful, Sur contradicts everyone who says that 2017 will be the big year for wireless charging and says that Apple will leave this one for 2018. The reason for this would be “just” as a precaution, due to the controversy surrounding the batteries of Samsung Galaxy Note7 last year.
Even so, in his analysis it does not appear if the wireless charging will be the one for induction, as in the Apple Watch, or if we will see an innovative technology that will charge the new iPhones without any kind of physical contact.