One of the new rumored features for Apple’s iPhone 8 is wireless charging and now according to a recent report, Apple will sell the wireless charging accessory separately and it may not be available at launch of the handset.
The news comes from John Gruber, who mentioned on Twitter that the wireless charging accessory for the iPhone 8 may be late.
I’ve heard that inductive charging will (a) be sold separately, and (b) might be late, waiting for iOS 11.1 (a la Portrait mode last year). https://t.co/N65dHMNQIJ
— John Gruber (@gruber) July 8, 2017
One thing we have learned from the tweet that Apple will sell their wireless charging device as an accessory, rather than something that comes bundled with the handset, the device will more than likely come with a standard iPhone charger.
Apple’s iPhone 8 is rumored to come with an edge to edge OLED display and the handset will come with a new Apple A11 processor.
The device is also rumored to come with a new design and will feature a glass front and back and a stainless steel chassis.
The handset will also get updated cameras over the existing iPhones and it is rumored to ditch the fingerprint scanner for a new 3D facial recognition security feature. Rumors suggest that Apple had wanted to put a fingerprint scanner under the glass but this is not ready yet so the handset will apparently not come with a fingerprint scanner.
Apple’s new iPhone 8 will come with iOS 11 and we are expecting the handset to launch some time in September. We are also expecting to see two other iPhones, an iPhone 7S and 7S Plus, these handsets will also get a new design over the existing iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.
As soon as we get some more details about the new iPhone 8 and also the iPhone 7S and 7S Plus, including some pictures of these new handsets, we will let you guys know.