The Apple iPhone 8 is expected to include wireless charging, which will reportedly charge the device quicker than the current standard Lightning cable.
Softpedia reported that the iPhone 8’s wireless charging will run at 7.5W, compared to the standard iPhone charger which runs at 5W.
Wireless charging on the upcoming iPhone will reportedly be possible thanks to the device’s glass body.
This 7.5W charging will be “slow” compared to the wireless systems used by Android phones, however, including the Qi 1.2 standard, stated the report.
“While the wireless charging coming to the iPhone 8 is likely to be slower than similar features on Android devices, it could still be faster than the existing charging on the iPhone via the Lightning port,” stated Softpedia.
It is also expected that the new iPhone will not work with non-certified third-party wireless chargers.