February 15, 2017 3:29 pm | Updated 4 years ago.
Apple recently joined the Wireless Power Consortium which is an industry group which provides wireless charging standard known as Qi. This latest move by the technology giant has increased the speculations that the iPhone 8 will be having the wireless charging feature.
Although Apple’s competitors such as Samsung had already included the wireless charging facility in some of their premium handsets for quite some time, Apple now is rumored to compete with them. The company has also issued a statement which states that, “Apple is an active member of many standards development organizations, as both a leader and contributor. Apple is joining the Wireless Power Consortium to be able to participate and contribute ideas to the open, collaborative development of future wireless charging standards. We look forward to working together with the WPC and its members.”
Samsung, Lenovo, LG, HTC, Huawei, Sony and Nokia are already a member of this consortium and with Apple joining them, all the companies that has the largest market share in the mobile phones industry are now the members of the organization.
Date of Publication: Feb. 13, 2017