Rumor: Foxconn testing wireless charging modules for the 2017 iPhone

Hon Hai Precision Industry, better known as Foxconn Technology Group, is making wireless charging modules to go with the iPhone's 10th anniversary range slated for release in 2017, reports Nikkei, quoting an unnamed “industry source familiar with the matter.”

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, the article adds. The source adds that Foxconn is making modules that will be incorporated into the handsets, but it is unclear whether all iPhone models for release in 2017 will come with the new function. Next year’s Apple smartphones may be dubbed the “iPhone 10” (since it’s the 10th anniversary of the smartphone) rather than the “iPhone 8.”