IPhone 7S Rumored To Get Wireless Charging Over A Distance

Posted: Jan 29 2016, 3:48am CST | by , Updated: Jan 29 2016, 7:58pm CST, in News | Apple

iPhone 7S Rumored to Get Wireless Charging over a Distance
This is a demonstration of the omnidirectional wireless-charging system (clockwise from top of the left, robust charging despite the presence of metal obstacles, omnidirectional charging, long distance charging, and multiple devices charging). Photo Credit: KAIST

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Wireless charging is a big plus of the Samsung Galaxy phones over the iPhone.

The iPhone needs a cable for charging. The Apple Watch can be charged by just placing it on a charging plate, like the Samsung Galaxy S6. Bloomberg reports that Apple plans to jump straight to wireless charging technology that works over a distance.

According to the report Apple is rolling out wireless charging over a distance as early as 2017 in the iPhone 7S.

Last year we ran a story about Korean scientists demonstrating charging smartphones over a distance of 20-inches. This is real working technology. The only big problem is efficiency. Sending electric power through the air is costly and power gets lost. Apple is according to Bloomberg working on making wireless charging over a distance as efficient as possible.

Apple is supposed to still be in the assessment phase and a decision to go forward with the technology has not been made.

The more pressing question is if Apple is adding wireless charging similar to the Apple Watch to the iPhone 7 to be unveiled this Fall. It would be about time to match this Samsung feature.

Apple has been rumored to add wireless charging for the iPhone 6 and it did not happen.

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