The three new iPhones released this year will each have wireless charging, according to a well-regarded analyst with a decent track record on all things Apple.
A research note from Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities obtained by MacRumors makes the claim that 2017's iPhones – widely believed to be the iPhone 8, iPhone 7S and iPhone 7S Plus – will all feature wireless charging.
This isn't the first time we've heard wireless charging attached to the iPhone 8, but it's been less clear whether the other two new iPhones will get the standard as well. Now, at least in Kuo's eyes, that's what we're in for this year.
An interesting tidbit Kuo adds about the iPhone 8: Because the device is expected to house an OLED screen and all-glass casing, it could be prone to overheating from wireless charging. He expects the phone's 3D Touch module to get an extra layer of lamination so it can respond to touch even as its internal temperature rises.
The added layer could raise the cost of the 3D module, which circles back to a report Wednesday that the iPhone 8 price will push past $1,000 due largely to new materials and increased production costs.