Many people expect the launch of the new iPhone 8, which will undoubtedly come with plenty of exquisite features. One of these highly anticipated features is wireless charging, which most fans think will come as a premiere on the latest iPhone version. You may have an idea of how this should look like, but how might it sound like?
Wireless charging will most likely be facilitated by the inductive Qi standard, so the phone might need a power mat to benefit from this type of charging. This is not difficult to imagine, but the sound of the charging process without a wire might be a little harder to conceive.
How will wireless charging sound like?
This is why Apple dropped a hint regarding charging in iOS 11. A video has recently surfaced on YouTube, presenting a new charging tone, coming from a beta version of the upcoming iOS version. This might work as a subtle hint the new iPhone 8 might turn the inductive mat and wireless charging into reality.
The short video presents two types of charging sounds. With the first one you must already be familiar, since it represents the classical sound issued every time when a Lightning cable is plugged into the device. This audio file is called “connect_power.caf”.
The second audio file, “engage_power.caf”, is a completely different sound. This one sounds clearer, is a little more extended, and makes us think of the sound of a compressed THX. Will this be the sound typical for wireless charging?
This type of charging might benefit a bigger battery
Changing the sound for wireless charging is a good idea, since it assures users this method is working and their device is really getting the needed power. Moreover, rumors suggest iPhone 8 might come with a bigger battery, which would need a more serious power supply.
Note that all these features haven’t been confirmed so far, so take everything with a grain of salt. What is clear so far is the fact that both iOS 11 and iPhone 8 will bring innovative and exquisite features for Apple users.
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