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Top Apple analyst predicts 3 wireless charging iPhones this year — but they'll cost you

Top Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo forecasts that this year's iPhones will have some expensive new features.

The new iPhone 7 is displayed on a table at an Apple store in Manhattan on September 16, 2016 in New York City.
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The new iPhone 7 is displayed on a table at an Apple store in Manhattan on September 16, 2016 in New York City.

The three new phones, scheduled for release this year, will all feature wireless charging, Kuo wrote in a research note, according to technology blog 9to5Mac. But because of the combined new charging system, a glass casing and a 3-D sensor, phone production will need extra steps to keep it from overheating, Kuo reportedly wrote.

That could add to the final sale price. Kuo, who is known for accuracy, predicted that the total cost of the 3-D Touch module could rise 30 percent to 50 percent, according to 9to5Mac.

For more on Kuo's iPhone predictions, see the full story at 9to5Mac.com.

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