iPhone 8 Release Date, News & Update: Ming-Chi Kuo Confirms Glass Casing & Wireless Charging For Apple’s Next Smartphone! More Features, Specs!

By Maui , Updated Nov 24, 2016 09:25 AM EST

The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus have been recently launched but several fans got disappointed with its minor improvements. A lot of fans didn't agree on Apple's decision to remove the 3.5mm headphone jack of the iPhone. But, reports claim that the iPhone 8 will have impressive features and design compared to the previous smartphones launched by Apple.

According to a latest report from MacRumors, the KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted that Apple will be switching to an all-glass casing for iPhone 8 next year. The glass casing feature is made to support the wireless charging capabilities of iPhone 8. The company Pegatron will be Apple's exclusive supplier of the wireless chargers.

Ming-Chi Kuo added that wirelessly charging devices with metal cases already exist but it will be having some issues with wireless frequency tolerances for metal alloys. The metal alloys can limit the speed at which charging takes place; so, switching to a glass case for iPhone 8 is the key to achieve the best wireless charging capability.

According to a report from 9to5Mac, the iPhone 8 is also expected to sport a Touch ID Home Button that will be integrated into iPhone 8's display itself, eliminating the bottom bezel 'chin'. Several tech enthusiasts describe iPhone 8 as "bezel-less" but it is still unclear how Apple will deal with the top bezel, which has the features of a speaker and FaceTime camera.

Ming-Chi Kuo also predicted that the Apple's iPhone 8 would be released in three different models. This will be a 5.8-inch iPhone 8 with an OLED display, and other two "regular" versions with 4.7- and 5.5-inch LCD screens. It is still not clear if Apple would put the wireless charging feature on all three models. To know the latest news and updates for iPhone 8, always stay tuned to GameNGuide.

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