Leaked pictures appear to show evidence that wireless charging components are being installed in the top secret gadgets.
If true, that could mean the charging cable might be following in the footsteps of the headphone jack – straight to Room 101.
The charging pad snaps were shared on Chinese social media site Weibo.
Apple hasn’t commented on the pictures, which have gone viral ahead of the iPhone 8 launch, expected to happen next month.
The tight-lipped tech firm has refused to confirm any details on the design or tech specifications.
So all we have to go on is a series of leaks and rumours from manufacturers and analysts close to the company.
McDonald’s appeared to have accidentally revealed the new design of the mysterious, soon-to-be-released iPhone 8 in a promotional email.
It demonstrated the new software on an iPhone which looks strikingly different from those currently on the market.
But they later denied that they had revealed the new device.