If the news is true, your iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X will be able to charge using AirPods' wireless charging box.
Probably the specific operation is to put AirPods wireless charging box on your iPhone, but taking into account the power of the AirPods charging box, it can only be emergency use, size is not very appropriate, I am afraid it is difficult to replace the mobile power. However, it is still unclear whether Apple will make appropriate adjustments in this regard.
The currently sold AirPods charging case still needs the Lightning cable to connect to the power source. The AirPods charging case supporting wireless charging will be able to be charged by AirPower. This device is not yet available for sale. According to previous news, AirPower will be available in September this year.