Apple has just released the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus and all fans who craved for any of the two variants of the new model had to choose between paying full price and be contract-free, or to sign with one of the major carriers. But soon, the euphoria will pass and new leaks about the next iPhones will surface the internet. Early rumors suggest that the iPhone 8 will use RF from a transmitter/receiver and users will be able to charge them within 15 feet of their base.
The iPhone 8 will be completely redesigned and will come with a new feature that has been introduced on Android devices a while ago: wireless charging. iPhone 7 Plus’ main rival, the Galaxy Note 7, already supports this feature, and Samsung has thought that it hit the jackpot, because the tech community has praised the specs of the phablet and things were going great for the South Korean company, until users started complaining that their device caught on fire or exploded. A big technical issue was discovered, which had to do with the batteries, and Samsung has to recall all of the Note 7 units, to check them and replace the ones with flaws.
Apple has taken advantage of Samsung’s bad luck and increased its customer base. The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus sales hit a record at Sprint and T-Mobile, even if the new models are almost identical to their predecessors, in terms of design, and they’re missing the 3.5mm headphone jack.
Next year, Apple will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the iPhone and the event will be marked by big changes. For starters, rumors suggest that the upcoming iPhone 8 and 8 Plus will have dual-edge curved OLED displays and without a doubt, wireless charging will be added because Energous has sent a letter with the certifications to its investors, which contains Underwriters Laboratory and FCC approval, and “Apple compliance testing.” This means that Apple is already testing the technology and will make everything possible to add it to the next iPhones.