Yesterday, another Chinese phone maker, Meizu, released a device it’s calling the Zero, which it says also has no openings, not even for a SIM card. It’s also promising, according to The Verge, to deliver fast wireless charging. Unlike the Apex, the Zero has a small black bezel at the top of the phone that includes a front-facing camera. There’s no information on when this phone will be available, but the mobile industry’s big conference, Mobile World Congress, takes place in Barcelona next month, so it’s possible we’ll learn more then.

In both cases, however, the “no holes” claims are a bit specious, as both phones still have holes for microphones, otherwise they wouldn’t make very good telephones if you couldn’t talk into them.

Much like what we’re seeing with bendable phones, it seems likely that these are the first of more devices to follow. Practically speaking, this seems like a trend that will make lives more difficult for consumers. First phone makers came for the headphone jack, upending a standard that’s worked well for over 100 years, then they came for the home button, making us learn complicated swiping gestures to use our phones, and now they’re coming for our charging cables. Hopefully this means we’ll start to see wireless charging ports pop up everywhere, or it’s likely a lot of us will be struggling to charge our phones on the go.

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