A new report from Israeli site The Verifier has today claimed that iPhone 8 is set to sport the iPad Pro Smart Connector, and it will be used for wireless charging and augmented reality features in the future.
Apple debuted the Smart Connector in 2015 with the introduction of its 12.9-inch iPad Pro. It was initially reported, by several news outlets, that last year’s flagship iPhone would sport the Smart Connector that’s mainly used to attach a keyboard to iPad Pro. Not a lot of hints were given about its functionality, however, but it was predicted that the Connector would be able to facilitate attachments on iPhone, for the first time.
To recall, it is reported that this year Apple is set to launch not two, but three variants of the flagship iPhone. Two of them would be the iPhone 7S and 7S Plus, while the third will be the 10th anniversary edition, or iPhone 8 as it is referred to in rumors. It is in that third variant that the Smart Connector is rumored to be present, for the same periphery connection purpose that it fulfills in iPad Pro.
The Verifier is a relatively new source for Apple news, but it is certainly making a good go of it to be reckoned as a reliable outlet for all things Apple. Previously, it has claimed that iOS 11, set to be released this summer at the Worldwide Developers Conference, will introduce a number of changes including FaceTime group video calling, and a massive Siri revamp to bring it up to speed.