The iPhone 8 rumors keep on coming and keep on getting crazier.
A new report came from Israeli tech site The Verifier claims the iPhone 8 will come with a “Smart Connector,” similar to the three-pin connector on the iPad Pro, which could be used for interfacing with an AR or VR headset.
Sites new report, claims the iPhone 8 might include a Smart Connector for wireless charging and for charging AR and VR headsets. It could also possibly be used to connect to other accessories.
Apple hasn’t really done much with the Smart Connector on the iPad Pro. Since its launch last year, the only official Apple accessory that makes use of the connector is Apple’s Smart Keyboard.
A MagSafe-like connector for charging an AR or VR headset wouldn’t be totally farfetched. If you look at the new Samsung Gear VR, you’ll notice it has a USB-C pass-through port for extended power and charging because the headset connects to a Galaxy phones’ micro USB or USB-C port. A magnetic charging cable would let users efficiently attach and detach the charging cable — perhaps not unlike the Apple Watch’s MagSafe charger.
The iPhone 8’s rumored to be the major redesign to the iPhone since its release a decade ago. It’s rumored to have a new glass and stainless steel body, an edge-to-edge OLED display, a home button embedded underneath the screen, and the aforementioned wireless charging.
Stay tuned for more on the subject as we get some more news.