Apple's iPhone 8 to feature wireless charging: Analyst

Updated: Nov 25, 2016, 11:20 IST | mid-day online correspondent |

Sicne Apple announced the making of iPhone 8, rumours and speculations about the phone is floating all around at a rapid pace. The latest rumour backs the previous claims of wireless charging feature

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From the time Apple announced the making of iPhone 8, rumours and speculations about the phone is floating all around at a rapid pace. The latest rumour backs the previous claims of wireless charging feature. Ming-Chi Kuo, a noted KGI analyst has reiterated that the much talked about iPhone 8 will feature wireless support facility.

The analyst was noted saying that wireless charging adapters will be available only in the premium iPhone 8 models. Base model buyers need to buy the wireless charger as a separate accessory. The iPhone 8 is also speculated to come with a glass back in order to ensure fast wireless charging speed with minimum disruption.

This is not the first time that rumours related to iPhone 8’s wireless charging is floating in the air. An early leak also claimed that the wireless charging feature will enable upcoming iPhones to get charged from a distance of around 15 feet. This means that users need not have to use a wireless charging plate like the previous wireless technology has been.

The iPhone 8 is also rumoured to have curved, bezel-free displays next year. According to Barclays Research analysts, the 5-inch and 5.8-inch bezel-free iPhones with borderless design will allow for the new iPhones to be the same overall size as current 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch models, MacRumors.com reported.

"Larger and bezel-less iPhone 8 design did not sound 100 percent locked down but we believe the move is to a bezel-less design with screen sizes getting larger and curved edges in the original envelope," the report quoted analysts as saying.

There are reports that a bezel-free design by Apple will be achieved by removing the iconic Home button on the next iPhone.

Barclays expects that the screen will extend vertically as well as horizontally.

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