Apple Wireless Charging Latest Rumors, News & Update: How Can Apple Lay Down Framework For Wireless Charging

By Snooky Grawls , Updated Sep 11, 2016 01:59 PM EDT

One of the key features taken out from the iPhone 7/ 7 Plus is the 3.5 mm jack. While that covers only the area of private audio listening, it does pose a problem as far as charging for the flagship.

With the iteration, iPhone 7 owners are now forced to do only one at a time. Either they charge the device first or plug in their headphone with the aid of a Lightning port adapter. Take note that this covers only wireless earpieces.

Wireless Charging needs to come soon

With that in mind, one has to wonder when Apple will eventually introduce wireless charging. Samsung has applied the said technology so the Cupertino company may want to venture to that niche as well.

At the moment, Apple is believed to be studying the idea though there is no clear picture on when it will be introduced. Patents are up to support that though it seems a bit fuzzy for now.

Patently Apple can attest to the fact that wireless charging could be in the works though there are areas that need to be addressed. That includes the manner of creating spaces for inductive charging that would pave the way for wireless charging.

Looking at the current wireless charging methods, devices are required to be placed on surfaces to work. But per reports, Apple may have something innovative in mind like the use of magnetic resonance or radio waves.

Bluetooth will have to do for the meantime

With no definite word on when that will happen, the best thing that iPhone 7 owners can do for now is to use Bluetooth headsets. The wireless means will have to suffice for now. It may not be a big deal for most though offers a certain level of inconvenience for Apple loyalists who have been used to private listening (wired) and charging at the same time without worry.

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