So…the wait for the Next Big Thing in Tech is finally over! The iPhone is officially getting wireless charging.
Like many across the globe yesterday, all of us here at CHARGit HQ tuned in to watch the live stream of Apple’s latest major launch event which took place in California just a few hours ago.
During the event, Apple unveiled the £1,000 iPhone X; the latest generation of its flagship smartphone. The all-glass device has an edge-to-edge display and no home button. It unlocks using facial recognition.
Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook, also announced the launch of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, two new phones that have 4.7 inch and 5.5 inch screens. Like the iPhone X, the devices also have an all-glass design and can be charged wirelessly.
This technology allows users to charge their phone by placing it on an inductive surface such as our wireless charging hubs.
Wireless charging has actually been around for a while on a number of smartphones, such as the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, Samsung Galaxy S8 and the Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge/S7 Active. So now is the perfect time for Apple to join the trend and catch-up with this exciting new technology.
Phil Schiller, Senior Vice President of Apple unveiled the iPhone8 commenting on the wireless charging with excitement. He said: “Words can’t describe how much nicer it is to be able to put [your phone] down and pick it up whenever we want to charge without ever having to plug in a cable again. You are going to want to do this by your bedside, you are going to want to do this in a café or restaurant as they start to support wireless charging. You’ll want to do it in an airport so you can top up your charge before your next flight”
Hayley Freedman, Co-Founder of CHARGit, commented: “This is a huge step for wireless charging. For many, this may be the first time they’ve even come across the technology, but over the last 24 months we’ve been working tremendously hard to educate and implement it knowing that this day will come.”
“Now that Apple is completely on-board with wireless charging, it should be the catalyst for most of the world to follow suit. I strongly believe that the new iPhones will make wireless charging as ever-present as Wi-Fi. As Co-Founder of CHARGit, I’m proud to be at the forefront of this great technology and a true advocate – as it really is something special.”
“Wireless charging is appearing in more and more hotels, restaurants, cafés, conference venues and so on across the UK and CHARGit have become specialists in this field. For more information on wireless charging, and how CHARGit can help, contact firstname.lastname@example.org