While recent rumors claim that Apple may be including the upcoming iPhone 8 with wireless charging capabilities, a new rumor from tipster John Gruber claims that the Cupertino company may release the wireless charging hardware separately and not included in the package. The new hardware is said to be released later after the launch of the new iPhones.
Furthermore, users may need to wait for the next iOS 11.1 firmware update to make use of the wireless charging feature. This was similar to last year when Apple had announced that the Portrait mode of the iPhone 7 Plus can be used after the roll out of the special firmware update. This means that users will need to purchase the wireless charging hardware separately if they wish to have the feature.
A few months ago, an alleged sketch of the iPhone 8 suggested that the device would sport an inbuilt wireless charging module on the rear while the smartphone will be water and dust resistant. The device is also said to come with an all-screen OLED display, in which the panel is reportedly manufactured by Samsung. Recently, a new rumor hinted that Apple is actively working on a 3D facial recognition technology that may completely replace the TouchID sensor, while past rumors claimed that the Touch ID button is embedded within the OLED panel.