Wirelessly Charging iPhones is the Latest Venture from Apple

 - Feb 1, 2016
References: apple & fastcompany
Wireless charging may not be anything new, but a wirelessly charging iPhone is definitely worth mentioning. This is exactly what Apple is currently working on with partners in Asia and the United States. The long-range wireless technology could be included in iPhones as early as next year. This tech is what will set the product apart from similar advances, which require contact with a pad to charge.

As Fast Company reports, "What would be innovative about Apple’s method of wirelessly charging its 2017 iPhone is that it wouldn’t rely on induction or charging pads. Instead the phone could charge at greater distances, completely wirelessly, from the source of power." This would make charging much more convenient.