We’ve been hearing rumors for a very long time that Apple is bringing wireless charging to iPhones. This is a feature that has been present in other devices for a couple of years now but the iPhone has yet to catch up. The iPhone wireless charging rumors are now being supported by a major development. Apple has joined the Wireless Power Consortium. It’s officially listed under the consortium’s members list, the same list didn’t include Apple as recently as last week.

This means that Apple has joined the WPC fairly recently and the timing is interesting, to say the least. Apple is expected to include the wireless charging feature in the iPhone 8 that’s due later this year.

Reports suggest that the wireless charging implementation in the iPhone 8 is going to be similar to what we already find in the Apple Watch. The Wireless Power Consortium is the group that backs Qi, a wireless charging standard that relies on inductive power transfer for charging without cords.

This consortium counts the likes of Samsung, Nokia, Lenovo, Asus, and more as its members. Apple may not have confirmed as yet anything related to the iPhone 8 but this is going to feed the rumor mill that’s made up its mind about wireless charging on the iPhone 8.

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