The iPhone 8 and iPhone X will both have wireless charging

The new iPhone 8 and iPhone X will both feature wireless charging.

Apple intends to sell an AirPower charger next year that can simultaneously charge its new iPhones, the Apple Watch, and AirPods, the company announced on Tuesday.

The new iPhones feature a glass back that enables the “freedom of wireless charging,” Apple’s marketing chief, Phil Schiller, said during a press event at the company’s Steve Jobs Theatre in Cupertino, California.

The wireless-charging technology Apple has added uses a combination of Bluetooth 5.0 and the Qi wireless standard, which is already supported by several accessory makers. The standard allows for a device to charge without cables within 1.6 inches of the charging hub.

Apple expects the wireless-charging tech used in its new iPhones to be widely supported in cafes, restaurants, airports, and cars around the world, Schiller said.

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