The largely rumoured wireless charging among the next Apple iPhones is now confirmed with a recent report by KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. In the report, he confirms that all of the three variants of Apple iPhone 8 will be featured with the wireless charging support.
In a separate report sourced from Nikkei Asian Review, which stated that iPhone 8 would be an exclusive one among all the current iPhone editions. The reports of Nikkei Asian Review also claimed that the feature of wireless charging might be exclusive to the premium variant of the 2017 edition. The feature currently is being tested at Foxconn and soon will hit the market with the new iPhone 8 and its variants.
Furthermore, the report also suggested that Apple is still working on iPhone 8 and it all relies on the capitulating rate of Foxconn. To recall, Foxconn is the primary manufacturer of iPhone components. iPhone 8 with wireless charging modules is expected to go live on the tenth anniversary of Apple, in February 2017.
While previously, we have already come across numerous leaks and report about iPhone 8, the recent one points out a new addition which may make people fall in love with iPhone edition of 2017. As per the recently sourced report, Apple’s iPhone 8 will come with wireless charging feature and the manufacturer Foxconn has already started experimenting with it.
Ming-Chi, however, commented that the wireless charging feature will increase the internal heating, which could raise adverse effects. To overcome the situation, he suggested that Apple is needed to insulate its Touch ID by using an additional graphite sheet for lamination.
It is earlier touted that the new iPhone 8 will be featured with an OLED display embedded with the fingerprint scanner and home button. The physical home button and fingerprint sensor will be trenched in the phone.
“While we don’t expect general users to notice any difference, lamination of an additional graphite sheet is needed for better thermal control and, thus, steady operation; this is because FPCB is replaced with film, which is more sensitive to temperature change of the 3D touch sensor in OLED iPhone,” Ming-Chi in quoted saying in a report by Macrumors .
The three variants mentioned in the report will be of different specs and different sizes. Analysts from Barclays Research reported that Apple Inc. is planning to adopt the all-glass design and trench the traditional bezel design for its upcoming 5-inch and 5.8-inch iPhone units. It is believed that the company will make them as small as its current 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch offerings.
However, no official or trusted sources has confirmed the design for the iPhone 8, but the analysts believe that it could feature a bezel-less look with curved edges and a larger display compared to the original design. The new iPhone could move from 4.7 inches to 5 inches and its Plus version could move from 5.5 inches to 5.8 inches.
New York Times has published a report, according to which Apple is planning to bring some significant changes in its next smartphone. As per the statement, 2017 iPhone will sport an edge-to-edge display and lacks the Home Button completely. According to New York Times, Apple is ditching the Home Bottom on a permanent basis from next year.