The time has finally come that we can walk freely without the burden of silly cords.
The upcoming iPhone 8 — which is on pre-sale now and will be out on Sept. 22 — will have wireless charging capabilities. Yes, you read that correctly. Due to the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus having glass bodies (which enables wireless charging) the new devices will not need a cord to charge up. Pretty cool right? Another thing that’s pretty cool about the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus is that, aside from being released earlier than the iPhone X, they will come at a much better price point.
The iPhone 8 starts at $699 and the iPhone 8 Plus starts at $799. These phones are still a little pricey — but they are a lot cheaper than the iPhone X, which will set you back $999. FYI, that is just the phone’s starting price. So if you want the iPhone X, start saving.
If the reason you want the new iPhone 8 is because of wireless charging, I have some annoying news. The phone will not be released with the wireless charging device. Luckily, there are many affordable wireless chargers on sites like Amazon. No official date has been given about when the Apple AirPower wireless charging mat will be available.
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