Apple is working on wireless charging technology for the iPhone and iPad, and it may see release as soon as 2017.
This technology is expected to available in 2017. Apple is supposedly working on, overcoming the technical barriers for implementing long distance wireless charging. According to reports, iPhone may not need to rest on a mat or charging plate to accept its wireless charge. This is not the first time Apple has included the system. The Apple Watch already uses a locked down version of the Qi wireless charging technology.
The concept of wirelessly charging our devices without actually resting them on anything still sounds like science fiction.