Foxconn has reportedly started making wireless charging modules for next year's Apple iPhone 8.
That's according to Nikkei Asian Review, which has heard from an "industry source familiar with the matter" that production of the wireless charging modules has begun.
However, the report noted that these modules might not show up in the iPhone 8, as the feature's inclusion is dependent on yield rates.
"But whether the feature can eventually make it into Apple's updated devices will depend on whether Foxconn can boost the yield rate to a satisfactory level later on," Nikkei's source said.
The report also explained that, should yield rates be satisfactory, the wireless charging feature might not show up in all iPhone 8 models, and could be reserved for the mooted iPhone 8 Pro.
It's unclear how the technology will work, but Bloomberg reported earlier this year that Apple is "exploring cutting-edge technologies that would allow iPhones and iPads to be powered from further away than the charging mats used with current smartphones".
Nikkei is on a roll with iPhone 8 scoops, and just yesterday reported that Apple will adopt OLED display technology for its 10th anniversary iPhone.
This was confirmed by Sharp CEO Tai Jeng-wu, who revealed the news during a speech given to students at Tatung University.
"The iPhone has been evolving and now it is switching from LTPS [low-temperature poly-silicon] to OLED panels," he said during a ceremony in which he was awarded an honorary doctorate degree.
"We don't know whether Apple's OLED iPhones will be a hit, but if Apple doesn't walk down this path and transform itself, there will be no innovation. It is a crisis but it is also an opportunity."
However, Nikkei's latest report added that this OLED technology might also be reserved for the highest-spec iPhone 8 Pro, and that other models will stick to an LTPS display.
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