Apple is yet to launch the next instalment of its flagship devices, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, but rumours and speculations about the upcoming device are on a steep rise. And the latest one hints that the company will add a host of new features to the upcoming device.
According to a new research note by analyst Timothy Arcuri of Cowen and Company published by Business Insider, Apple iPhone 8 will come with a ‘wraparound’ display with TouchID fingerprint sensor integrated under the glass and ‘in the active display area’. Arcuri further states that the iPhone 8 will come equipped with some type of facial recognition which will be supported by a “new laser sensor and an infrared sensor mounted near the front-facing camera.”
The analyst further said that the company will be launching three models this year including a 5.8-inch model coupled with regular 4.7 and 5.5-inch models. The report further highlights that the next iPhone will come with wireless charging support. This is in line with other report that hints that the Cupertino giant has struck a deal with Taiwan-based Semicondutor firm.
As per a report by DigiTimes, citing come industrial sources, Lite-On Semiconductor will provide GPP bridge rectifiers for the support of fast wireless charging for the iPhone 8. Talking about the wireless charging, Apple is working on a long-range wireless charging technology through which it will be no longer a necessity to place it on a cradle to charge a device. Apple is also planning to redesign the iPhone 8 and will introduce a glass body design, which makes sense since wireless charging works more fluently with a glass design.
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