When it comes to wireless charging for Apple products, the Apple Watch is probably the closest thing we’ve got so far, and even then that’s kind of stretching it. However given the state of the wireless charging scene, we guess it is understandable that Apple isn’t so eager to adopt the technology just yet.
That being said, that could change in 2017. A report from Nikkei (via AppleInsider) has revealed that Foxconn is apparently working on wireless charging modules that could be integrated into the iPhone in 2017, which many believe could be called the iPhone 8. However whether or not the component will make the cut remains to be seen as apparently Foxconn is still trying to boost its yield rates to satisfactory levels, meaning that it is possible they are working on the devices, but whether or not they are good enough to be shipped is a different story.
The report goes on to suggest that the wireless charging feature could be limited to Apple’s higher-end model, which we can only assume would be the “Plus”. Ever since the iPhone 6 Plus, Apple has created “exclusive” features for that particular lineup, such as optical image stabilization, dual-lens cameras, so the idea of wireless charging being exclusive to the iPhone 8 Plus wouldn’t really surprise us.
In any case take it with a grain of salt, but multiple patent sightings in the past has revealed that Apple is definitely exploring the idea, but whether or not we’ll see it implemented in the near future remains to be seen.