New iPhone wireless charging pad not ready to launch, KGI says

Isaac Cain
September 12, 2017

"Which we believe is primarily because Apple has higher requirements for wireless charger RF specifications, so there will be no definite mass production timetable prior to technological breakthroughs".

Analysts with close ties to Apple's Asian supply chain have offered their insight, stating it will be very hard for consumers to obtain the iPhone X for some time after its release.

It's always been rumored that the iPhone X and iPhone 8 will land with wireless charging smarts in tow - a possibility reinforced by today's announcement that United Kingdom network EE will be pushing wireless charging devices more heavily going forward.

Knowing Apple, you might have to pay extra to own a wireless charger so why not settle for a cheaper alternative that pretty much delivers the same functionality?

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"Apple's own-brand wireless charger is not expected to debut on Tuesday", KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo wrote on Tuesday in a note to investors seen by Business Insider.

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.

Even though Apple's accessory won't be ready when the new iPhones launch, don't be surprised if they're announced at anyway at today's event. But KGI says that won't be the case as there is no clarity on the shipping time-frame.

The new iPhones will reportedly support the Qi charging standard, which means plenty of third party chargers are already available for purchase from places such as Best Buy and Amazon.

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