Wireless charging is one of the most exciting innovations on smartphones and Apple is finally going to come up with wireless charging technology for the iPhone and iPad, and it may see release as soon as 2017, according to a new report in Bloomberg. But, Apple is not exactly new to the wireless charging department as the technology has been available with apple for a while with the Apple Watch being charged wirelessly.
With competitors like Samsung and Sony already very well gelled in the wireless charging scenario with their charging pads or charging mats, Apple is making a late entry but they are really trying to make it worth it. Apple is working on a technology that could get an iPhone charged at some distance.
According to the Sources
“Apple is exploring cutting-edge technologies that would allow iPhones and iPads to be powered from further away than the charging mats used with current smartphones” the report reads. “The iPhone maker is looking to overcome technical barriers including loss of power over distance with a decision on implementing the technology still being assessed…”
Effects on the Technology industry
Talking about the effect it will have on the industry, this move by Apple could certainly be a force that changes the dynamic of the industry.
Apple has never really been the one to be bringing in completely new technologies, but when they do it, they do it seamlessly, they make it all about the user experience which is why they have been the leader in the business for a while now. Apple could come up with a phone that is completely wireless and needs no cables at all.
For now, all we can do is wait and watch what Apple has in store for us.