iPhone 8 rumors have been floating around ever since the iPhone 7 launch and now more rumored features have surfaced about the upcoming device. The newest rumor indicates that the device might be the first one to actually have a wireless charging standard that is true to its name.
Currently available wireless charging methods require users to place the device on a wireless charging station. Instead, iPhone 8 will have a built-in module, which will connect to a transmitter plugged into a wall outlet. This system will allow the device to charge, as long as it is within 15 feet of the transmitter.
According to the rumor, Apple is working with the company Energous on the technology. Apple supplier Dialog Semiconductor recently invested $10 million into Energous. Nikkei reported last week that Foxconn, which manufactures iPhones, was working on a new wireless charging system.
The rumor cannot be confirmed and as usual, Apple is trying its best to keep the device, which will be launched next year, under wraps. 2017 will mark the 10th anniversary of the iPhone and Apple is expected to unveil a device with advanced features to celebrate the milestone.