Another day, another report about the iPhone 8. It has long been rumored that the iPhone 8 is finally going to get wireless charging and now there’s a new report out which claims that the next-generation iPhone is actually going to require a separate accessory for wireless charging. It’s also claimed in the report that the iPhone 8 is not going to come with a Lightning-to-3.5mm headphone jack adapter.
The report says that the iPhone 8’s wireless charging accessory could be based on Chinese company Luxshare’s technology. This company was previously believed to be supplying Apple with coils for the wireless charger that comes with the Apple Watch. This hints that Apple may be looking at contact-based wireless charging for the iPhone 8.
Apple is reportedly going to ditch the Lightning-to-3.5mm headphone jack adapter as well. This adapter was included with the iPhone 7 as it was the first iPhone to ditch the 3.5mm headphone jack. Perhaps Apple feels that it has given customers enough time to adjust to the new normal: that iPhones will no longer have a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Even though USB Type-C ports are now available on the MacBook and the new MacBook Pro, Apple isn’t expected to include a Lightning-to-USB-C adapter in the box. None of this has been confirmed by Apple at this point in time so take it with a grain of salt.
The iPhone 8 isn’t due until the fall this year.