A lot of hype exist s around apple's upcoming iPhone 8, iPhone s and iPhone 7s Plus. Out of the trio, it's the iPhone 8 that's seen the majority of leaks so far. The smartphone will mark the tenth anniversary of Apple's iconic lineup and t that end, will introduce a lot of upgrades, allegedly. Today, we've got more details for this year's iPhone lineup, courtesy of folks over at JP Morgan. Take a look below to find out more.
Apple's 2017 iPhone Lineup Will Support Broadcom's Latest Wireless Charging Modules Claims JP Morgan
Wireless charging is a feature that's been on Android for a long time. Apple, customary in its manner hasn't made the upgrade on its smartphones. This year, a lot of sources expect that the iPhone 8 will feature wireless charging. Today, there's good news even for those who're looking forward for the much less hyped, iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus. The flagship rumor mill only talks about the hottest devices, and this time, the iPhone 8 has taken the shine away from its 'lesser premium' siblings.
A fresh report from investment bank JP Morgan offers more details for the three iPhone due in September. According to the bank's sources. Apple will use Broadcom's latest wireless charging modules for the iPhone 7s, iPhone 7s Plus and iPhone 8. Keep in mind that the report does not state which iPhones will use the iPhone. Earlier reports from KGI's Ming-Chi Kuo claim that all three iPhones will feature the tech, so we're building on from that.
The chips support both PMA and Qi charging standards, so expect both of them to be available on the iPhone, later this year. An interesting reveal related to these chips is that they will support Bluetooth 5. This will add a host of new features. The most important of these will be the ability to support multiple devices at the same time. Apple's shift to wireless on the iPhone 7/7 Plus last year blends in nicely with this and provides a feature that the standard 3.5mm earphone jack can't. Bluetooth 5 also supports longer distances for accessories.
A big feature that's rumored solely for the iPhone 8 is the function bar. Reports claim that the smartphone will feature a virtual control area at its bottom, similar to the one for Apple's latest MacBook Pro. It'll be a big win for smartphone design, should Apple execute it perfectly. Furthermore, this will also mean that virtual fingerprint recognition will make it on the iPhone. Its impact on the final price? Only time will tell. Till then, stay tuned and let us know what you think in the comments section below. We'll keep you updated on the latest.