Wireless charging is being widely adopted by phone makers and may soon come to the iPhone too.
Citing people related to the matter, a Bloomberg report points out that Apple is working with partners in the US and Asia to develop a new wireless charging technology for the iPhone and iPad. The new wireless technology could be made available by 2017.
The company is exploring ‘cutting-edge technologies’ that will enable iPhones and iPads to be powered even when further away from the charging mats. The company is working at ‘technicals barriers’ such as ‘loss of power over a distance’.
“With iPhones and iPads generating more than three quarters of Apple’s revenue, new technologies can give its devices an edge and help the company sell products at a premium in a slowing market,” the report points out. Considering the recent earnings call, we couldn’t agree more.
This isn’t the first time, Apple is considering wireless charging. In the past, it has filed for patents around wireless charging technology. It had showcased a wireless charging concept using iMac.