The rumor mills are on the roll regarding the upcoming iPhone. We have seen a lot of leaks and rumors for the iPhone 8 and will continue to hear about it till the phone gets launched officially — probably sometime in September. A new leak reiterates what we already expect to be packed into the device — the iPhone 8 could feature wireless charging.
The phone’s schematics, leaked via @OnLeaks show that the next iPhone could feature wireless charging. We can easily spot the rounded surface at the back of the device, indicating that there should be a conductive surface to charge the device.
— OnLeaks (@OnLeaks) April 26, 2017
Apart from that, the schematics also shows that the two cameras on the back are placed vertically, with an LED flash sitting in middle of the two camera modules. The bottom of the device confirms that we are not going to see a 3.5mm headphone jack in this iPhone as well — another sign of Apple’s continued courage.
Besides wireless charging, another interesting part is the top of the device which features four different holes next to the speaker. It could mean that the next iPhone could have two selfie cameras or maybe a front-facing flash.
The leaked image does not show the Apple touch ID module at the back of the device, as rumored earlier. This could mean that the company has found a solution to integrate Touch ID into the display itself, a significant achievement.
Keeping with the trend, Apple is believed to remove the physical button from the iPhone’s front screen and will also extend the screen to the edges. It is also speculated that Apple could move away from the 16:9 display ratio.
There are reports out there indicating that the iPhone 8 could be delayed. Mass production of the iPhone with an OLED display will likely push back the release to either October or November. They pointed the upcoming phone’s “significant hardware upgrades”, including the OLED screen, a new 3D Touch module, and depth-sensing front camera with AR features, as reasons for the delay.
According to reports, the iPhone 8 will mark the tenth-anniversary of the iPhone and will be accompanied alongside the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus. The Apple’s iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus will bring minor hardware upgrades. All three iPhones are said to run iOS 11, which is expected to a prominent refresh as well.