As the iPhone 8 release draws closer, rumours are increasing – and there’s talk of one upcoming feature that could make our lives a whole lot easier.
Apple is rumoured to be bringing out wireless charging with the latest device.
The bad news is that the phone could come without the Touch ID fingerprint scanner as a consequence.
A series of new iPhone 8 leaks show designs of the phone with a wireless charging panel slotted in against the back panel.
Users would therefore be able to charge their devices by putting the phone down on a wireless charging pad – without any need for cables.
The new iPhone will reportedly have a glass-backed design, making wireless charging possible.
A dummy model of the phone was leaked a few days ago – which showed the phone has curved glass and no Home button.
There is also said to be a new dual camera, along with the iOS 11 operating system, which is expected to be unveiled in June.
Currently, it’s expected that the iPhone 8 – along with updates to the iPhone 7S and iPhone 7S Plus – will be formally revealed in September.
Here’s what else to expect from iPhone 8
It’s ten years since Steve Jobs stood up on a stage and said, ‘Every once in a while, a revolutionary product comes along and changes everything.’
But this year’s iPhone looks set to rip up the rule book once again – with the latest rumour confirming BIG changes to the screen.
The top-end iPhone 7 Plus with 256Gb memory already costs £919 – so it isn’t too much of a stretch to imagine the devices breaking the thousand-pound barrier.
The gadget will have an OLED screen (a new development for Apple), but the device itself won’t be much bigger, as Apple aims to shrink the bezel around the screen, according to Nikkei Asian review.
Nikkei says, ‘By adding more large-screen options to the lineup to meet growing demand for big, Apple intends to raise the average iPhone price, which has already gone up by about 10% in the past three years to nearly $700.’
Nikkei’s sources said that as well as the bigger phone (known as iPhone 8), there will be two smaller models in the range, known as iPhone 7S and iPhone 7S plus.
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