But if you can’t wait for Apple to implement the feature, you could always do it yourself. Tanveer Islam did it with his iPhone 4S, using a Powermat and a little know-how…
The hack is not for the weak at heart, however, as it involves disassembling a Powermat, an iPhone, and some heavy duty soldering. But it’s hard to argue with the results. Islam says the wireless charging works flawlessly, and only adds about 1 millimeter to the iPhone’s overall thickness.
“There are wireless charging options out there such as the powermat system but they all involve slipping on a jacket around the iPhone. I wanted to internalize the technology so that the beauty of the iPhone not hidden away!”
Recent rumors point to Apple going with a redesigned charging port in its next iPhone, so we don’t expect to see a wireless charging method from them anytime soon.
But maybe Tanveer’s work will inspire third-party manufacturers to come up with a simpler solution, like a rear panel replacement or something. We’d buy one.
What do you think of wireless charging? Is it the future, or just a passing fad?