Wireless charging has been a long awaited iPhone feature, and over the past few years, each new phone in the line has been rumored to have it. Of course, reveals have come and gone without any mention of wireless charging, but according to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, that trend will end with the iPhone 8.
iPhone 8 models introduced in 2017, and all three of them will have wireless charging capabilities, Kuo writes that the inclusion of wireless charging could slightly increase the cost to manufacture the iPhone 8. That’s because Apple would need to include a new 3D Touch panel that’s laminated with an additional graphite sheet, which would help protect the panel against the higher internal temperatures that come along with wireless charging.
One of these models could also be reserved for those who appreciate the word “premium.” The 5.5-inch and 4.7-inch models we’re currently familiar with are said to be joined by a 5-inch model, and one (or more) of them could feature an OLED display