A latest report coming from KGI predicts that all new iPhone models introduced b Apple in 2017 will feature wireless charging, on both the redesigned iPhone 8 and the iterative iPhone 7 devices expected to debut in this fall. What else should we expect?
The report coming from Mac Rumours, which mentioned that, the Kuo says Apple will finally able to introduce wireless charging across its upcoming iPhone range. Kuo's research note has indicated that wireless charging increases the internal temperature of smartphones that will require the iPhone 8 with an OLED display and glass casing to have a new 3D Touch module with "additional graphite sheet lamination" to keep it away from overheating. "While we don't expect general users to notice any difference, lamination of an additional graphite sheet is needed for better thermal control and, therefore, steady operation; this is because FPCB is replaced with film, which is more sensitive to temperature change of the 3D touch sensor in OLED iPhone," wrote Kuo in his research note.
This forthcoming iPhone in this year is the 'iPhone 8', which will apparently come with a bezel-less display and it will be having a Touch ID home and a button integrated into the display; the back of the device will be made of glass. The cost of 3D Touch sensor, and other tech changes, will likely push the iPhone range price over the $1000. A report earlier claimed that the iPhone 8 will be come at a price of $1000 because of many changes Apple is making to the device's design, Indian Express learned.
However, Kuo has previously said that Apple will switch to all-glass casing for next year's entire iPhone lineup which includes the more iterative 4.7-inch iPhone 7s and 5.5-inch iPhone 7s Plus, in order to support wireless charging feature. It is still unclear that whether the wireless charging will be based on long-range or on inductive technologies, we will have to wait to see this until Apple launches its new iPhone.