The next release of Apple’s iPhone is set to come with wireless charging which will enable users to charge the phone without having to plug it in, according to a recent Forbes.com report.
"Apple will sell separate wireless chargers made by Luxshare, the Chinese company behind the inductive charging in the Apple Watch," the report stated.
A new connector type for accessories for the iPhone, iPad and other devices is also on the cards for iPhone 8 buyers as the tech giant is set to introduce the new features through its official Made-for-iPhone (MFi) licensing programme. Called 'Ultra Accessory Connector' (UAC), the eight-pin connector is slightly less thick than USB-C and near half as wide as both USB-C and Lightning.
Apple will allow accessory manufacturers to manufacture Lightning to UAC, USB-A to UAC, and 3.5mm headset jacks to UAC cables, which will allow headphones with an UAC port to connect to various Apple devices.
The next-generation iPhone 8 is rumoured to sport a bold new design and feature an OLED display without a bezel.
"The iPhone 8 won't be able to buck a trend that's seeing customers increasingly choose older devices, like the iPhone 6s, instead of newer handsets, like the iPhone 7," Fortune quoted Barclays analyst Mark Moskowitz as saying earlier this year.