Apple, Samsung to offer wireless phone charging, claims report

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Apple, Samsung to offer wireless phone charging, claims report

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Owners of the iPhone 5S or Galaxy S4 will be able to charge their phones wirelessly, claim the folks at DigiTimes.

Based on its usual “industry sources,” DigiTimes says the next-generation iPhone will use wireless charging technology developed by Apple . But the sources couldn’t say whether the phone would be built with the wireless charging feature or rely on an attached accessory.

Samsung’s Galaxy S4 is expected to support the Qi wireless charging technology, which already is used by Nokia and other mobile vendors. The S4 may not include the capability itself but instead require users to buy a back cover that can access a charging pad.

DigiTimes has a definite hit and miss record as far as reliability. So this report should be taken with a grain of salt.

Apple , at least, doesn’t seem to be sold on the idea of wireless charging.

In an inteview with AllThingsD last September, Apple senior VP Phil Schiller questioned the convenience of wireless charging systems since they still need to be plugged into a wall outlet. In contra… [Read more]

Apple, Samsung to offer wireless phone charging, claims report

Apple, Samsung to offer wireless phone charging, claims report

Apple, Samsung to offer wireless phone charging, claims report

Apple, Samsung to offer wireless phone charging, claims report

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