IPhone 8 featured in McDonald's app advertisement

Angelica Greene
August 18, 2017

Wireless charging is also a first.

The Tame Apple press has muttered that it is not entirely clear from Hosseini's note if he means that Apple will remove "Touch ID" entirely from the iPhone, or if he's presuming Apple will find a place for Touch ID other than under the screen.

Earlier this year it was reported that Apple was working on an over-the-air wireless charging system, which would see the iPhone 8 draw power from special modules placed around the home or workplace. However, it appears that the components are too large to fit inside of the smartphone.

Apple is expected to opt for a glass body instead of an aluminum one so that it can maintain the charge on such smartphones. Simply put, it's the component that will allow the iPhone 8 to offer wireless charging. All signs point to the phone featuring an edge-to-edge OLED display, and that raises questions about what kind of iOS design tweaks will be made to accommodate that.

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This goes hand-in-hand with an Apple patent from April which explains the mechanism of delivering power to the iPhone using 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands - similar to ones used by Wi-Fi routers for delivering Wi-Fi signals to devices.

Leading the Apple Inc. Furthermore, a massive Apple leak already confirmed that wireless charging support is built into iOS.

In fact, the regular lightening chargers for the device will be available still, in the form of a USB-C port, according to Mashable.

Another leak has pointed to a big update coming to the iPhone 8.

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