We’re fairly certain at this point that the iPhone 8 will support wireless charging, and if any more evidence were needed some newly leaked photos of wireless charging components provide it.
The images, shared by Zealer on Weibo (a Chinese microblogging site), show wireless charging circuitry that’s apparently going to be baked into the iPhone 8.
We say apparently because there’s really nothing in the images that obviously shows where these charging components are headed, but the source claims they’re for the iPhone 8.
On their own we’d say to take them with a huge pinch of salt, but this is far from the first time we’ve heard talk of wireless charging coming to Apple’s new phone.
Plenty more evidence where that came from
Among the more convincing evidence there’s mention of it in Apple’s HomePod software, and a comment about it from the CEO of one of Apple’s suppliers, while the rumored move to a glass design could also be in part to facilitate wireless charging.
Though while wireless charging is looking close to a sure thing there is some suggestion that it might be enabled after launch via a software update – so you might not be able to wirelessly charge from day one.
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James is a freelance phones, tablets and wearables writer and sub-editor at TechRadar. He has a love for everything ‘smart’, from watches to lights, and can often be found arguing with AI assistants or drowning in the latest apps. James also contributes to 3G.co.uk, 4G.co.uk and 5G.co.uk and has written for T3, Digital Camera World, Clarity Media and others, with work on the web, in print and on TV.