Two major ‘iPhone 8’ leaks reveal groundbreaking new features

“Apple is expected to release the ‘iPhone 8’ in September 2017 with a major redesign. Some of the highlights include an edge-to-edge OLED display with the front-facing camera and Home button — including the Touch ID fingerprint sensor — integrated into the screen itself,” Amit Chowdhry writes for Forbes. “The iPhone 8 is also reportedly going to have a glass body rather than the same aluminum housing we have seen in the last few generations of iPhones. Recently a couple more leaks surfaced that revealed Apple has a few more tricks up its sleeve to make the iPhone 8 stand out from the competition.”

“MacRumors obtained a research note by Ming-Chi Kuo, a reputable analyst at KGI Securities, that says he believes the new dual-camera iPhone models will have dual optical image stabilization (OIS),” Chowdhry writes. “Earlier this month, Kuo also reported that the iPhone 8 will come in three models: one curved 5.8-inch OLED model and two TFT-LCD models. One TFT-LCD model will be a 4.7-inch and the other will be a 5.5-inch. According to Kuo, the OLED model and the larger TFT-LCD model will have the dual cameras and dual optical image stabilization… Apple is reportedly revamping the telephoto lens that is being used for the optical zoom emulation capabilities, which should be ready in time for the iPhone 8 release.”

MacDailyNews Take: We’d love to see this naming scheme: iPhone (2017), iPhone Plus (2017), and iPhone Pro (2017).

“Last month, Nikkei reported that Hon Hai Precision Industry (Foxconn) was actively manufacturing wireless charging modules for the iPhone 8,” Chowdhry writes. “The iPhone 8 is reportedly going to be chargeable from a distance of up to 15 feet from a plugged-in transmitter… According to BGR, Energous is believed to be the supplier of the wireless technology being integrated into the iPhone 8. VentureBeat got wind of Energous’ involvement with Apple a couple of months ago by looking at regulatory filings citing Apple compliance testing.”

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MacDailyNews Take: As far as our jury goes, it’s still out on whether Energous-style wireless charging will be ready for the 10th anniversary iPhone.

iPhone’s dual-lens camera may get big stabilization upgrade in 2017 – November 17, 2016
Evidence suggests Apple is working on the biggest mobile game-changer since the original iPhone – November 8, 2016
Apple possibly working with Energous on extended range wireless charging for future iPhones – February 5, 2016
Apple developing cutting-edge long-range wirelessly-charged iPhones and iPads – January 29, 2016
iPhone 7 and the potential for wireless charging – January 19, 2016
Apple will drop headphone jack to make the iPhone 7 super slim, source confirms; wireless charging and waterproof, too – January 7, 2016
Apple looks to patent inductive charging system that could power an Apple Pencil or even a future kitchen appliance – January 7, 2016
Apple files 5th wireless inductive charging patent application since Late September – November 5, 2015\
Apple patent application reveals iPhone inductive charging sans extra hardware – October 8, 2015
Patent application reveals Apple working on wireless charging systems focused on rapid power delivery – August 27, 2015
Apple invents inductive charging interfaces for mobile devices – April 2, 2015


  1. Techy guys like on this forum can handle 4 iPhones in a product line, but the average consumer can’t…keep your product line simple…no more than 3 iPhones. Many won’t even be able to distinguish between 3 very easily.

  2. If I remember correctly, one of the first things Steve Jobs did on his return to Apple was to implement a 70% reduction in the number of models. I think we need to thin the selection a bit again… Do we need 21 iPad models, or 11 iPhone models available in stores now?

  3. The problem with naming things by years is that if you release it towards the end of the year it sounds out of date to many people almost immediately. I would have thought that the model(s) on release would just be iPhone, iPhone Plus, etc, with older models then being referred to by the year of their release similar to how macs are.

  4. In our household there are 2) iPhones. Will one wireless charger take care of charging two phones simultaneously?

    I have no idea how wireless charging works. But unless each charger is paired to a specific device then it sounds like one charger might try charging any device in it’s range that can be charged. Will it now take twice as long to charge each phone since TNSTAAFL when it comes to power?

    1. From Energous’s website:

      “Software control allows for multiple devices to charge simultaneously at different levels with complete authorization and prioritization capability.”

      “A WattUp transmitter, or Power Router, sends energy via a Radio Frequency (RF) signal to your WattUp-enabled electronic devices when requested.”

      “Highly focused pockets of energy are delivered via multiple miniature antenna arrays and WattUp Transmitter technology in the transmitter.”

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