Powermat is known for its wireless technologies and has played a key role in the development of the technology. Now, the company’s CEO, Elad Dubzinski, in a statement related to the appointment of the Dan Stone as the Chairman of the Board of Powermat has mentioned that wireless charging will be a standard feature on the next iPhone.
With the iPhone 8 just over five months away from its official unveiling, the rumor mill surrounding the handset will start churning out sketchy rumors to gain readers attention. Today, one such rumor has been posted by Chinese tech website Micgadget.com claiming that Apple will launch only two iPhone models this year and not three as reports have pointed out so far.
KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo in his latest note issued to investors note that the mass production of the OLED iPhone 8 will be delayed to October-November. This is a significant delay as Apple usually starts mass producing iPhones in August/September.
Corroborating previous reports and rumors, Bloomberg reports that Apple is working on the biggest iPhone overhaul on its tenth anniversary. The Cupertino company is planning on launching three new iPhones this year, with two of them being upgrades to the existing model. The third variant will a new top-of-the-line variant with a completely new look and features.
A sketchy set of iPhone 8 renders has been posted on a Chinese website based on the handset’s technical measurements. The render is not real though and is possibly based off an iPhone 8/X mockup done by an artist previously.
Analyst Karsten Iltgen from Bankhaus Lampe has said in a research note that he foresees Apple cutting back on the use of PMC (Power Management Chips) from Dialog Semiconductor Plc. The note led to the shares of the latter plunging to a 16-year low.
As per Apple analyst Brain White from Drexel Hamilton, all the three iPhone 8 models from Apple will go up for pre-order in September. However, the premium OLED variant will not begin shipping until after a few weeks.
Investment bank Barclays believes that all three new iPhone variant from Apple this year will sport True Tone displays. The Cupertino company had first debuted this feature on its 9.7-inch iPad Pro last year.
Contradicting recent rumors of the iPhone 8 not featuring a curved OLED panel, the latest report from Asian publication Nikkei citing their sources suggest the handset will indeed come with a curved display. However, the curvature of the display will be smaller than what is found on the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge.
The use of an OLED panel on the iPhone 8 has led Apple to create a new 3D Touch module that will reportedly cost $15 per piece, an increase of over 60 percent over the existing 3D Touch module. Along with the increase in the price of other components used inside the device, this will lead to a sharp increase in the total component cost for the OLED iPhone 8 for Apple.