We’ve already heard many rumors about Apple’s next iPhone and whether it will support some kind of wireless charging. Today’s report comes from Nikkei Asian Review who says that the CEO of Wistron, Robert Hwang, said:
Assembly process for the previous generations of [iPhones] have not changed much, though new features like waterproof and wireless charging now require some different testing, and waterproof function will alter the assembly process a bit.
This is why we still need to be skeptical with reports like these.
If we wanted to speculate on exactly what Hwang said, it’s a possibility that he was not even referring to current iPhones when he said “previous generations of iPhones” in the above quote. Probably he was talking about even older generation of iPhones which didn’t have any waterproofing, but he also mentioned wireless charging which is really a new feature as no iPhone have any sort of wireless charging feature.
It may be a hint that Apple might introduce wireless charging this year to its iPhones.
Anyway, we’ll surely hear more contradicting reports up until Apple’s actual announcement of the next iPhones. All eyes will be on Apple this year as it announces the company’s tenth anniversary of the original iPhone released back in 2007.