Long rumored news about the addition of smart connectivity of wireless charging in iPhone 8 has reportedly become a reality. This claim has been made by Israeli site The Verifier. The smart connector will also assist the exclusive synced features of Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR). So far Apple hasn’t played any significant part in VR/AR but still the company is enthusiastic about Augmented Reality, claiming that the technology will be as impactful as the smart phone.
This isn’t the first time Apple has introduced the smart connectors, currently IPad Pro Model supports the smart connector. It has a port designed to provide data connection and power to all the accessories. Back in 2015, magnetic smart connector was introduced to IPad Pro but it is not known how much data has actually passed through the port. Apple has recently joined Wireless Power Consortium, consisting of 214 companies to promote g wireless connectivity under “Qi” standard.
Prior to the release of IPhone 7 plus an apparent image of its features was cropped and it showed the presence of smart connector placed at the back of the phone. Despite the amazing design and dual camera, smart connector remained working only with iPad connection.
As some say the magnetic strength on smart connector is not ideal, but it’s worth stating that Apple used lighting mode effectively to connect AR/VR accessories to IPhone. Apple hardware TV and AIR Play will also play vital role in AR/VR technology in IPhone 8.
After reading the “THE VERIFY” report, it’s safe to bet that IPhone will add the wireless charging feature to its new phone. Indeed, a number of reliable sources have validated this rumor over the past few months. In addition to this new feature IPhone will also feature edge-to-edge OLED display, waterproof features and duel camera on back. It is expected that new IPhone 8 may resemble Samsung Galaxy S8 as it does not feature home button.