iPhone 8 Wireless Charging Component Coming from Taiwan’s Lite-On Semi: Report

Will the tenth anniversary iPhone finally get wireless charging? According to the Commercial Times (via Digitimes), Taiwan-based Lite-On Semiconductor has secured orders for iPhone 8 wireless charging components, specifically GPP bridge rectifiers for fast wireless charging:

Lite-On Semi has reportedly obtained half of the orders for GPP bridge rectifiers that will be used in the wireless charger for the upcoming iPhones, the report cited industry sources as saying.

News of entering the iPhone supply chain sent shares of Lite-On Semi up 10 per cent on the Taiwan Stock Exchange. The company said in a filing it does not comment on client orders.

Yesterday, Cowen and Company analyst, Timothy Arcuri, cited sources in Apple’s supply chain to claim the company’s next iPhone will come with a “wraparound” 5.8-inch OLED display, facial/gesture recognition powered by laser and infrared sensors on the front, plus wireless charging.

Ever since wireless charging debuted with Apple Watch in 2015, customers have been counting down the days for the tech to finally reach the iPhone.