1. Apple iPhone 8 to have inbuilt wireless charging and new OLED display: Report

Apple iPhone 8 to have inbuilt wireless charging and new OLED display: Report

Apple finally appears to bring the wireless charging technology to its next device, the iPhone8 in 2017. Famous Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities has informed that the iPhone 8 customers will get the technology to charge the device’s battery by using a wireless charging system like the one present for Apple Watches currently. […]

By: | Published: November 24, 2016 4:33 PM
Samsung, the biggest rival, has been using wireless chargers for a long time now, but Apple for some reason has been avoiding the incorporation of that technology in its devices.(Source: Apple_Concepts) Samsung, the biggest rival, has been using wireless chargers for a long time now, but Apple for some reason has been avoiding the incorporation of that technology in its devices.(Source: Apple_Concepts)

Apple finally appears to bring the wireless charging technology to its next device, the iPhone8 in 2017. Famous Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities has informed that the iPhone 8 customers will get the technology to charge the device’s battery by using a wireless charging system like the one present for Apple Watches currently. But it is unlikely that the wireless charger will come within the bundle, rather available separately and charged extra by Apple. Samsung, the biggest rival, has been using wireless chargers for a long time now, but Apple for some reason has been avoiding the incorporation of that technology in its devices.

But according to the reports and rumours, the Cupertino giant is expected to bring out a dramatically redesigned iPhone next year. Ming-Chi Kuo is well known for revealing Apple’s future plans. He revealed the next device which might mark the company’s biggest change in years. Kuo told MacRumours, “We look for new 2017 iPhones to come in three models: one OLED model, and two TFT-LCD models with a 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch display. We believe the OLED and 5.5-inch TFT-LCD iPhones will feature [a] dual-camera. Based on this prediction, our forecast of dual camera adoption rate in new 2017F iPhone models is revised up from 30-40% to 65-75%. We view this increase as favouring Largan’s sales and profit momentum as it is the exclusive supplier of a wide-angle and telephoto lens. It also bodes well for Apple’s dual camera software ecosystem.”

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According to Kuo, Android devices have plastic and metal backs and feature wireless charging. But if the iPhone 8 has a glass body it will help achieve faster speeds in wireless charging with ‘minimum disruption from frequency interference’. The most interesting feature is that the company will finally be adding the OLED display. iPhones as of now use IPS LCD display panels. OLED is a very next generation tech because it works without a backlight which is able to save battery and also make the device thinner and lighter, apart from getting larger contrast ratio. Meanwhile, many smartphone manufacturers have already been using the OLED for many years now.

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