Wireless charging for the iPhone 8 could mean Apple fans will no more envy Samsung counterparts who can simply leave a device to charge without any attached cords. Lam believes that the iPhone 8 could sport something similar to the LG G6 – that of which is a longer aspect ratio to maximize the coverage of the larger display area, BGR reported. However, the panel included will indeed come with 2.5D curved glass which is not something new in Apple iPhones. That way, Apple improves the appeal of its products across its product stack while keeping the best technological goodies in the most expensive products.
Instead, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the famous headed smartphone, the Cupertino prefer unveil a iPhone Edition, a bit like the Apple Watch Edition.
Apple is notoriously secretive when it comes to revealing features ahead of a launch, and Munster warns investors that market sentiment may shift as the rumor mill comes into play in coming months. According to the report, the iPhone Edition will be Apple’s way of celebrating the 10 years anniversary iPhone.
What remains an open question, though, is how Apple intends to maintain/grow iPhone demand following the potentially upcoming “super cycle”.
According to Lam, Apple’s display will be flat and be “analogous” to the company’s 2.5D glass.
iPhone Edition is expected to launch on Schedule in September, but recent information shows that shipments may not begin until November, since production itself will only start in September. In addition, it is also rumored that the company has been working on a 3D sensing feature for facial recognition and improve image resolutions for the camera application on the iPhone 8, with Lumentum. With the iPhone 8/iPhone Edition, Apple is speculated to debut 3D Touch Gen 2, which is far more efficient, effective and accurate than the technology’s current version. It’s a way to get more screen realestate without needing to make the phone wider, but I don’t think that’s the route Apple is taking. The device is rumored to cost around $1,000. About 26% of those planning to purchase the iPhone 8 were interested in augmented reality.
The latest report states that Apple is now testing several prototype models of its flagship iPhone, which is expected to announce in September.