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iPhone 8 features OLED display, wireless charging, more

The new iPhone 8 will rock wireless charging (it's about damn time) and an OLED display, and much more
By Anthony Garreffa from Nov 24, 2016 @ 2:20 CST

We've been hearing whispers on the new iPhone for a little while now, but Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo from KGI Securities has teased that the iPhone 8 will finally support wireless charging.


9to5Mac reports that Kuo said "Apple's switch to a glass casing for iPhone 8 will enable wireless charging at fast speeds with minimum disruption from frequency interference". There might be a higher-end version of the iPhone 8 that has the wireless charger in the box, so don't expect the cheaper models to support this premium feature.

Kuo continues, saying that there will be one major new 'bezel-less' design that will feature an OLED display that wraps around the edges of the display - similar to how Samsung and its Galaxy Note 7 and Galaxy S7 edge smartphones have edge-spilling displays. The OLED display in question would arrive as 5.8-inches or so, but the active touchscreen diagonal size would be around 5.2-inches or so.

The new iPhone will reportedly feature the same Touch ID home button, but it would "somehow integrated into the display itself, eliminating the bottom bezel 'chin'. The OLED iPhone 8 continues to be described as 'bezel-less' but it is unclear how Apple will deal with the top bezel which currently features a speaker and FaceTime camera".

President-elect Trump wants to bring iPhone production back to the US, but I don't think we'll see iPhone 8 production in America just yet - maybe for the iPhone 8S or iPhone 9.


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