One of the rumored features of the upcoming 2017 iPhones is that they could finally support wireless charging. While there have been cases and accessories from third-party manufacturers that bring wireless charging support to the iPhone, 2017 is supposed to mark the time when Apple will introduce the feature natively.

Subsequent reports have also revealed that Apple is creating its own wireless charging accessory, which we suppose doesn’t really come as a surprise given how much Apple loves to control its hardware and software. Unfortunately that accessory might not be ready in time for the new iPhones, at least that’s according to a report from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo in a morning report.

Kuo claims that Apple might not be ready to launch the accessory just yet, and it seems that we could be in for a wait. The report says that Apple has stringent requirements for the wireless charger’s RF specifications, so much so that they apparently have not committed to mass producing the accessory yet. The report goes on to add that Apple is waiting for “technological breakthroughs” before committing to mass production.

As 9to5Mac points out, Kuo’s report is supported by the fact that we have yet to see any leaks regarding this particular accessory, although there have been leaks that shows the new iPhones could contain a wireless charging component that will at the very least support Qi-compatible chargers. In any case we should find out more for ourselves later today, so check back with us then for the details.

Filed in Apple >Cellphones >Rumors. Read more about iPhone, iPhone 8, iphone 8 plus, iPhone X and wireless charging.

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