Analyst: Apple won’t release its own wireless charging solution anytime soon

In a note to clients — as noted by MacRumors — KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says Apple won’t introduce its own wireless charging accessory for the new iPhones that will almost certainly debut today. 

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The new smartphones are all expected to support inductive wireless charging. Until Apple releases its own wireless charger — and Kuo thinks it will — users will have to purchase third-party accessories. The analyst says Apple’s own solution isn’t yet ready because "higher requirements for wireless charger RF specifications.” He offers no forecast on when such a device might be released.

Inductive charging (also known as "wireless charging") — which Apple uses with the Apple Watch — uses an electromagnetic field to transfer energy between two objects. This is usually done with a charging station. Energy is sent through an inductive coupling to an electrical device, which can then use that energy to charge batteries or run the device.