In order to support wireless charging, Apple will move to the entire glass enclosure for the entire iPhone product line next year and will be the exclusive supplier of the Pegatron wireless charger. KG According to the latest research note by IMRC analyst Ming-Chi Kuo by MacRumors.
According to Kuo, when Apple offers wireless charging capability on the iPhone in 2017, it is the switch from metal to glass casket. While patented engineering solutions exist to charge devices wirelessly with metal canisters, problems with wireless frequency tolerances for metal alloys may limit the rate at which charging occurs. On top of that, it’s widespread that Jony Ive wants to offer an iPhone that looks like a single glass for a few years.
We believe that one of the reasons for the transition of new iPhones from metal to glass rims is to support wireless charging. We believe that it is most appropriate to develop and manufacture a wireless charger for EMS suppliers, as comprehensive testing can be performed to ensure superior performance. Hon Hai hopes Pegatron will be the exclusive supplier of the wireless charger because it needs to use a lot of resources to develop and produce the OLED iPhone.
Kuo remains uncertain whether a wireless charger will be shipped with all new iPhones, but expects to have a certain packaging rate in the future, with future increases in 2018.
Kuo claimed last week that Apple released a completely new OLED model with a 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone with LCD screen, as well as a dual-lens camera. Although Kuo did not specify the size of the OLED model, Apple has proposed to roll out a 5.8-inch iPhone with curved OLED screen and glass body next year. Barclays analysts announced that Apple will continue to market its curved, frameless 5-inch LCD iPhone and 5.8-inch OLED iPhone next year.
Numerous rumors have suggested that Apple is ready to charge wirelessly to “iPhone 8”, although Apple does not underestimate the usefulness of technology in 2012. When testing wireless charging modules on the 2017 iPhone, Foxconn believed that the inclusion of the technology in the iPhone 8 would depend on Foxconn’s ability to raise the product yield to a satisfactory level.
Apple re-invented the wireless range in the extended range for the 2017 iPhone, again in January. Extended wireless charging is thought to be superior to existing wireless solutions because it does not require the device to be close to a charging pad or source.
Apple’s 10th anniversary iPhone is expected to arrive in September 2017, with a glass body that integrates a Touch ID sensor and front-facing camera and expected to have a major redesign with its edge-to-edge OLED display.