Apple won't launch wireless charging accessory for iPhones today

James Marshall
September 12, 2017

Labor group Communications Workers of America is looking to elevate its bargaining platform with AT&T tomorrow as it looks to picket Apple's iPhone X launch event prior to the event at 10am Pacific.

Rumours have always been swirling that Apple is bringing out wireless charging and an announcement from British mobile phone carrier EE appears to have confirmed the new feature.

The blog 9to5Mac obtained the latest note from KGI Securities authoritative Apple watcher, Ming-Chi Kuo, who said Apple's charger isn't meeting the company's standards. "However, the new iPhone models supports the WPC standard, so we think users will be able to purchase and use non-Apple WPC-compliant wireless chargers with the new iPhone models", Kuo wrote.

What's more interesting, is that the analyst claims that Apple wants to wait for "technological breakthroughs" before releasing a wireless charging accessory, which could move the launch date of such an accessory to the not-so-immediate future. The reason according to Kuo is the stringent requirements for wireless charger radio frequency specifications that Apple has, which is causing the delay in mass production. The upcoming iPhone models are expected to support wireless inductive charging and also support third-party Qi chargers. That's good news for companies that are ready to jump in right away with their own wireless charging solutions.

But it might not be the complete package launching at today's Apple event. The new iPhones are supposed to be Apple's first to feature the option. Be sure to follow along with The Mac Observer's analysis and announcement coverage.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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