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iPhone 8 likely to include wireless charging, as Apple joins WPC

Smartphone fans may finally see wireless charging in the upcoming iPhone 8 as Apple joined Wireless Power Consortium (WPC), an organization that offers the leading wireless charging standard.

According to WPC’s list, Apple is now listed as one of the 213 companies that support the Qi wireless charging standard, along with rival Samsung, who has long offered smartphones that can charge without wires.

Apple told Business Insider that it has indeed joined WPC to be able to participate and contribute ideas to the “collaborative development of future wireless charging standards.”

This is the strongest hint yet that Apple may be looking to add wireless charging in the revolutionary iPhone 8, which could be released later this year.

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