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Wireless Charging To Be Used by Apple & Samsung in 2013?

Many people are saying that one of the most logical developments in terms of the progressing mobile technology is the implementation of wireless charging. With smartphone manufacturers, like Nokia, LG Electronics and HTC, already adding wireless charging technology to their products, many are wondering when the industry leaders like Samsung and Apple are going to follow suit. According to a new report, Samsung and Apple are expected to incorporate wireless charging capability to their flagship products.

Android Wireless Charging

As for the case of Samsung, the company is expected to adopt the QI wireless charging technology by the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC). The said technology will be utilized for Samsung's next flagship device which is the Galaxy S IV. However, it seems that the technology will not be implemented on the device internally. Instead, consumers are expected to buy some sort of a peripheral to enable wireless charging.

However, the Galaxy S IV may not come with embedded wireless charging capability. Instead, users are required to buy replacement back covers for their smartphone for access to a charging pad, the sources indicated.

As for Apple's case, it is speculated that the wireless charging tech will be developed internally, unlike with Samsung. However, there are still no clear indication whether the capability will be offered in the next-gen iPhone.

Apple is likely to adopt the wireless charging technology developed internally, but it remains unknown if the next-generation iPhone will come with built-in wireless charging capability or with other attached accessories, said the sources.

Apple Wireless Charging

While rumors about wireless charging have become quite prevalent, Apple SVP Phil Schiller has already cooled down these rumors on a previous statement. He said the convenience of wireless charging is still in question, especially when the charger still needs to be plugged on a wall. Schiller said, "Having to create another device you have to plug into the wall is actually, for most situations, more complicated." [via DigiTimes]

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