iPhone 5 Metal unibody back- any chance we will see induction charging?

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  1. iansilv macrumors 6502a

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    I was thinking abou this- with all the parts leaking out, one would think it would have been examined by the people that are getting the parts. However, if it is a brand new feature, maybe it can be identified on this leaked parts.

    Anyone think that the iPhone 5 might have induction charging where you could just lay the phone down on a charging mat and it would charge? Could that still be a hidden feature that, despite all the parts leaks, might not have been noticed?
     
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    With the "supposed" new dock connector, I can't see them having this feature.
     
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    For all intents and purposes... Induction charging is more of a novelty feature. It would be neat, but it wouldn't serve any purpose for me.

    Plus, if you pick it up, it stops charging (naturally), so when I need an extra charge during the day, I want to be able to pick up the phone and have it keep charging while I use it.
     
  5. iansilv thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    But the new dock connector could still charge, I just thought it would be a great feature that might be lurking in plain sight in the leaked parts... Like that thing that was supposed to be an NFC chip but isn't...

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    So you would plug it in... I'm not saying induction charging would be the only way to charge the phone, I'm saying that in addition to a cable charge the induction charging might be there.
     
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    Oh I know it would.. What I meant was for them to be changing something they have kept for quite a while, I can't see them saying "We've got a new dock connector, but you won't be using it much at all because we have wireless charging."
     
  7. iansilv thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Good point.
     
  8. WhySoSerious macrumors 65816

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    i suggest you read my signature.
     

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