The Wall Street Journal has served up a new iPhone rumor this week claiming that the new iPhone 5 (or whatever Apple wants to call it) will be “thinner and lighter,” it now offered new information saying that the “iPhone 6” will boast a “new way of charging.”
Business news company Wall Street Journal reported that the sixth generation iPhone, which is reported to be released in 2012, may come with a number of major changes.
“Investors expect a bigger boost to Apple’s phone business next year. People briefed on Apple’s plans said the company is planning a major iPhone revamp then, with one person saying the company has been experimenting with features such as a new way of charging the phone,” WSJ said in its report.
It is still unclear as to what method Apple will use to charge its iPhone, but some say that the company will cut the wire to pave way for induction charging. This new charging method and the company’s new cloud storage service might be the end of docks and sync cables.
Wireless charging would allow the company to claim that it is the first company to produce a totally wireless smartphone. If this is coupled with the wireless iTunes syncing that will be introduced in autumn, newer iPhones may allow us to end the use of cables.
Last year, the company filed a patent described as an “iPad docking station with inductive coils,” a technology that can also be used for its other products.
Should Apple cut the cord entirely?
Via: Cult of Mac