Apple's upcoming tenth anniversary iPhone is expected to include a number of new features to Cupertino's smartphone. I've a particular affinity with having wireless charging in my handsets, and I'm excited by the prospect of the presumptively named iPhone 8 picking up this technology - both for the usefulness to the iPhone but also in Apple's ability to promote the technology and improve the environment for everyone.
Today saw Apple take another step that points towards a more open attitude to the magical power refreshing solution as it confirmed it will join the Wireless Power Consortium. Apple supplied a comment to Business Insider which confirmed this detail:
Apple is an active member of many standards development organizations, as both a leader and contributor. Apple is joining the Wireless Power Consortium to be able to participate and contribute ideas to the open, collaborative development of future wireless charging standards. We look forward to working together with the WPC and its members.
I've previously written about the decision that Apple will have to make when it adds wireless charging to the iPhone. The Qi wireless standard has grown in popularity over the last twelve months and can be found in a number of smartphones. Having personally lived and loved with wireless charging since using the first Windows Phone models from Nokia with this technology, I have watched it reach the major handsets (including the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge) with delight. The usefulness of this technology and the peace of mind it offers a user is immense.Read More...
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