Alleged ‘iPhone 8’ Wireless Charging Module Leaks [PICS]

Will Apple’s upcoming ‘iPhone 8’ feature wireless charging? Rumours point it’s going to happen and now we have images of what claim to be the module for the ‘iPhone 8’ wireless charging unit.

The images were shared on leak aggregator Slashleaks, and shows the front and back of a green printed circuit board. The front side shows a coiled placement area, while a Lightning port appears on the left side.

Iphone 8 wireless charging module leak

On the back, details show the charger will range from 5V to 12V, along with 0.6A to 2A and 5W-10W, while WPC QI points to the Wireless Power Consortium QI standard. Earlier this year it was reported Apple may use an in-house inductive wireless charging standard for iPhone 8.

Iphone 8 wireless charging module 2

Last fall, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said the ‘iPhone 8’ would support wireless charging, but the charger itself may not be included in the box.

Earlier this month, well-connected John Gruber from Daring Fireball said he’s heard the inductive charging unit will be sold separately as an accessory and may be delayed, similar to how Portrait mode was last year for the iPhone 7 Plus.

The wireless charging component within the iPhone 8 is said to be supplied by Taiwan’s Lite-On Semi.

The charging area of the coil unit above seems to coincide with the following alleged leaked iPhone 8 schematic shared in April by leaker @OnLeaks—who coincidentally retweeted the Slashleaks image above:

Will we see wireless charging as a ‘major’ feature of the tenth anniversary iPhone? The technology is already being used for Apple Watch, so it’s inevitable it will trickle down to the iPhone line up. Fall will be here before you know it, folks.

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  • Tim

    It would be amazing if it is compatible with QI…yes let Apple, improve on that with their own proprietary crap, but give customers access to QI chargers…let wireless start to flourish.

  • FragilityG4

    To me wireless charging is gimmicky. There truly is no advantage to it as long as it still has to sit on a base. I wonder whatever happened to the patent they won for true wireless charging on MacBooks many years ago. From what I remember you could be a couple feet away from the base… although I’m not sure if I would want to walk through that path!

  • Mario Gaucher

    this looks like one of those cheap module you can find on eBay…
    Green PCB is not an Apple colour… 😉