According to a new investment note, we may be waiting some time for Apple to launch a wireless charging pad for its new iPhones.
Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities has issued a new note to investors stating that Apple’s first-party wireless charger isn’t ready for release. The iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X – all due to be announced on Tuesday – will reportedly feature wireless charging capabilities, but if this new report proves to be correct, you will need to look elsewhere for a charging pad.
Kuo states that he isn’t sure when the pad will launch and that Apple is waiting for “technological breakthroughs” before it releases such an accessory.
There are conflicting rumors of whether the iPhones will work with Qi charging pads already on the market while other rumors have suggested Apple is requiring them to carry the “Works With iPhone” branding.
Normally a 11th-hour rumor such as this might be ignored, but Kuo has an excellent track record when it comes to Apple reports. We’re mere hours away from Apple’s iPhone X event, so we don’t have long to wait to discover how accurate he is this time.
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