Apple iPhone 8 Release Date, News & Update: Wireless Charger, All-Glass Casing, Dual-Lens Camera & More

By Miah Spencer , Updated Nov 24, 2016 03:10 PM EST

Apple is expected to release iPhone 8 next year. The iPhone 7 has just been revealed but everyone is already talking about the features of the upcoming iteration.

Apple has been using metals for the casing of the smartphone line, but the iPhone 8 will be different because it will have a glass body. Reports reveal that one of the unique features of the device will be its glass casing which is actually has a purpose.

Apple's iPhone 8 will use wireless charging technology. In order to make this happen, the casing of the device must be all glass to avoid wireless frequency issues. The speed of charging will be affected if metal casings will be used.

There are speculations saying that the iPhone 8 will look like a glass sheet perfectly cut, which seems possible considering the advancements in technology today. An all-glass casing is the prediction of Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst for KGI Securities, as per MacRumors.

There is a great chance that users will no longer be using wire chargers for the iPhone 8. There are many claims that Apple is pushing through their plan for wireless chargers for the 2017 model. Besides the major change in design, the iPhone 8 is also expected to include powerful internal features.

The tech giant is reportedly working to include dual optical image stabilization (OIS) in iPhone 8 models, as per Forbes. The device will also have dual-lens camera, which can capture photos with 3D effects.

The 2017 iPhone 8 will most likely have three different versions. There will reportedly be a 4.7-inch iPhone 8 and a bigger 5.5-inch model. The two will sport LCD and OLED screens.

The smartphone maker is expected to release another iPhone 8 model, which would be 5.8 inches with an OLED display. Apple's iPhone 8 is expected to be announced in September 2017 and might be released for sale in the fourth quarter of the same year.

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