The iPhone 8 Rumors Are Already Here And It Looks Like Wireless Charging Is Coming

Your shiny new iPhone 7 probably has that new-phone feel to it still, but don't get too attached to it because the iPhone 8 rumors are already coming thick and fast. To be fair they've been flying around all year, probably because next year will mark the ten year anniversary since the original iPhone was released on 29 June 2007.

And the thinking is that, unlike this year's iPhone 7 which looks very similar to the iPhone 6, the iPhone 8 due out in 2017 will be a complete redesign. That redesign, according to the rumors, will mean an all glass body, making it extra thin and light, with curved OLED display going from edge to edge.

Because of the all glass body the home button will be completely virtual. The touch ID and camera will be integrated into the display. Plus, just to add to iPhone 7 users' woes, it's going to have the brand new A11 processor chip making it the fastest iPhone ever.

Don't believe us, then take a look at the video above below and you'll see we aren't alone in spreading rumors.

Another recent rumor has added further fuel to the whole AirPod wireless controversy by saying that Apple may be getting rid of the power cord. Which will mean wireless charging to add to your wireless headphones.

This latest rumor about the power cord disappearing comes from a report from the Nikkei Asian Review which says that tests at Foxconn, the iPhone production plant in China, have already begun.

Here's what the Nikkei Asian Review say:

Hon Hai Precision Industry, better known as Foxconn Technology Group, is making wireless charging modules to go with the iPhone's 10th anniversary range slated for release in 2017, according to an industry source familiar with the matter.

"But whether the feature can eventually make it into Apple's updated devices will depend on whether Foxconn can boost the yield rate to a satisfactory level later on," the source said.

Yield rate measures the number of satisfactory units in the production of a batch of components. If the yield rate of a component is low, then its production could be deemed to be too unprofitable. In that scenario, there is a risk that the component will be left out of the final product.

The source adds that Foxconn is making modules that will be incorporated into the handsets, but it is unclear whether all iPhone models for release in 2017 will come with the new function.

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