iPhone 8: Apple may have launched the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus only in September, but fans are already waiting eagerly for the next major flagship launch from the Cupertino-based company. The iPhone 8 is probably the most heavily anticipated devices rumoured to be launched next year, and the world is riding high on the speculations that surround the upcoming smartphone.
It is no secret that the iPhone 8 will be a device to behold; keeping in line with that, new rumours are surfacing every day. However, a number of the leaks and rumours about the iPhone 7 turned out to be proven right after its launch, so perhaps we’ll have a similar luck with the iPhone 8.
Rumours have long been stating that Apple may finally take the plunge and opt for an OLED display for the iPhone 8. Now new reports have surfaced which validate the speculation to some degree. Going by the most recent documents filed by Apple, the company has placed a significantly large order for what appears to be OLED panels.
The report by Apple Insider states that the discovery was made by the multinational banking and financial services company, J.P. Morgan. It further notes that the purchase order worth $4 billion coincides with a similar order uncovered in the third quarter, which is believed to be related to Apple sourcing OLED panels from Samsung.
But even if this is true, Samsung is not likely to be the only source for the iPhone 8‘s OLED panels. Other names that have been associated with the same is the Japanese electronics company Sharp as well as Japan Display, according to Digital Spy.
Another rumour that has been doing the rounds for a while is that the iPhone 8 will support wireless charging. But according to Pocket Lint, Apple is currently working on a truly wireless charging system that can charge an iPhone 8 from a distance up to 15ft, with a transmitter plugged into a wall socket and a receiver embedded in the iPhone. The system is reportedly being developed by Energous Corporation. But the source clarifies that the reports are yet to be verified by someone reliable.
Apple is expected to release the iPhone 8 in 2017 itself by foregoing the interim S generation of iPhone 7. But like every other information about the iPhone 8, this too is ti be taken with a grain of salt.