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iPhone 8: Analysts Predict Major Additions Coming Including Wireless Charging

Omar Sohail
Posted Apr 22, 2016
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Details concerning iPhone 8 are extremely scarce, other than the fact that the smartphone will be sporting a chipset manufactured on the 7nm process. However, thanks to the insight of analysts, we now have significant information regarding what to expect from the upcoming handset.

 

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iPhone 8 Expected To Be Incorporated With A Wireless Charging Option And Home Button Might Disappear From The Chassis Altogether

According to the report published by MacRumors, Barclays analyst Mark Moskowitz has speculated the following:

“Silver lining – there might be no “S” cycle in C2017. Our conversations with industry participants suggest Apple could skip the “S” cycle next year and instead jump to IP8. The jump could showcase major form factor changes, including OLED, no home button, and wireless charging. In our view, these potential changes could drive a mega cycle, underpinning our C2017 iPhone unit growth estimate of 10.3%, vs. 6.3% previously.”

According to Moskowitz, the Cupertino tech firm will be introducing upgraded components inside iPhone 8, which will finally include a wireless charger. While Apple will definitely be late to the party, as nearly all of the major league Android smartphone manufacturers have started to incorporate wireless charging capabilities inside their handsets, Apple most definitely have noticed that LG’s subsidiary, LG Innotek, is working on wireless chargers that can deliver up to 15 watts of power to smartphones.

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Perhaps this could give the tech giant the much needed encouragement to finally incorporate a wireless charging feature inside iPhone 8. Another thing that we fear will be a thing of the past is the iconic home button. Lots of Chinese manufacturers have attempted to be replicate that ‘all important’ home button on their own devices, and we believe that to reduce the overall thickness of the iPhone 8 family, the home button must be removed from the equation.

iPhone 8 ‘Special Edition’ Could Also Come With a Curved Edge Display

One more important addition is that iPhone 8 is rumored to feature a massive 5.8 inch display, and with change, Apple will start to incorporate OLED screens instead of LCDs. In a nutshell, OLED screens have several advantages, which will be covered in a later topic, but its primary perk will be that it will deliver sharper images and consume less power, leading to improved battery life. Those are not the only improvements that we will be seeing in the next iPhones.

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Let us hope that the overall thickness reduction of iPhone does not in any way compromise the company’s other choices, such as the placing of a smaller battery capacity. Looks like all of these reports and rumors are going to be answered next year during the month of September. Are you excited for the arrival of the iPhone 8 family? Tell us your thoughts right away.

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