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The rear case is looking a little thin on components, but we still find a few pieces that invite inquiry.

The peach-colored Lightning connector looks like it has changed a li'l since the iPhone 7. Without getting distracted by the desert camo, we notice a new form factor. Better ingress protection, mayhaps?

We dig through some black tape that covers some copper tape that covers some black tape ... wait a second ...

That ain't just black tape, it's the elusive Apple-branded, Qi (pronounced "chee")-enabled wireless charging coil!

This coil uses an oscillating magnetic field to generate an alternating current. The alternating current is then converted to direct current—the magic juice that fuels the battery.

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