New features of iPhone 8 revealed
One of the companies that assembles Apple’s phones have just confirmed about iPhones new feature, a feature that’s long been missing from Apple’s smart phones.
According to the sources upcoming iPhones will be able to charge wirelessly. Speaking to reporters after his company’s annual share holders meeting Robert Hwang, CEO of design manufacturer Wistron, confirmed the arrival of wireless charging and water proof smart phones. While these two features have been circulating around the rumor mill for months, this is the most concrete proof we’ve seen to date.
Assembly process for the previous generations of iPhones has not changed much,” Hwang said, “though new features like waterproof and wireless charging now require some different testing, and waterproof function will alter the assembly process a bit.” Hwang added that Wistron is operating under the assumption that iPhone shipments in 2017 will check in higher than it did last year, seemingly bolstering analyst projections regarding the iPhone 8 ushering in a massive refresh cycle.
The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus already offer water resistance, meaning they can be submerged in about 3 feet of water for 30 minutes, so the waterproofing Hwang refers to could mean that feature’s being enhanced in upcoming models. The real story here is the wireless charging Hwang mentions, since that’s not available in any iPhone.
Over the past few months we’ve seen any number of different reports regarding alleged Apple partnerships in the space, including a report that Apple has spent the past few years working with Broadcom on a wireless charging solution.
Regardless, it’s abundantly clear that the iPhone 8’s edgeless OLED display won’t be the only reason why the device will be a compelling upgrade for millions of current iPhone owners.
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