The new Apple iPhone launching in 2017, might be called as the iPhone 8. Rumors suggest that Apple iPhone 8 will include wireless charging. KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo wrote in an "Apple Insight" note distributed to clients that it is not possible to happen next year. Another news from that is, Apple is turning to a glass sandwich design to better facilitate wireless charging.
All Apple iPhone's In 2017 Are Expected To Have Wireless Charger
"All 2017 new iPhone models will likely support wireless charging, with Pegatron being the exclusive supplier of the wireless charger," Kuo wrote in a note seen by Business Insider. We are aware that the new Apple Watch is already capable of wireless charging through a puck-like induction pad. In addition, Samsung's high-end phones have sported induction charging recently as well.
"While we as yet cannot say for certain whether wireless charger will be bundled with all 2017 new iPhones, we think a certain bundling rate is likely next year, with increases to come in 2018. This is because Apple has made significant efforts in support of wireless charging for iPhone," Kuo wrote. Also, Pegatron is expected to share an OLED iPhone assembly orders in 2017.
According to Apple Insider, in a best case scenario, the manufacturer will supply between 5 to 10 percent of OLED iPhone orders next year, and potentially more of that in 2018 to offset supply risk by diversifying Apple's supply chain. Of note, the OLED variant and 5.5-inch LCD unit —but not the 4.7-inch model —will sport a dual-lens array similar to the module of the iPhone 7 Plus.
Three iPhones To Be Seen Next Year
We predict three new iPhone models will be launched in 2017: 5.1-5.2” OLED, 4.7” TFT-LCD, and 5.5” TFT-LCD," Kuo wrote. All three models are expected to feature glass casings which suggest they all will incorporate wireless charging components. Two models that are more-iterative successors to the existing iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, and one major new ‘bezel-less’ design with an OLED display.