When is it being released? What are the specs? What features? What we know, and don’t.
The iPhone 7s — iPhone 8 — iPhone X — whatever Apple ends up calling the next and “ 10th Anniversary" iPhone, it's expected this fall, and with a new design and new set of features. But what will they be? There are countless Mac news and rumor sites that discuss this in detail. I’m giving you our hopes, wants and dreams on this blog posting.
We hope: All of iPhone 8's OLED have (organic light emitting diode) versions — the same type of display technology currently found on Apple Watch and Touch Bar displays — will be curved and seamless. "The upcoming iPhone may use new sensing technology, which enables the phone to respond when users touch any side of the device. But, Apple may not adopt this technology according to many news and rumor sites we have read..
Our Wants: And more powerful but also more energy efficient chip. Since Apple introduced the company's first branded system-on-a-chip (SoC) in 2010, every new iPhone has come with a new A-series chipset. If Apple sticks to that pattern, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus will ship with Apple A11 processors. New SoC typically take advantage of better processes that let them be faster and more powerful but also more energy efficient.
HD/LCD displays. Apple hasn't updated the resolution on iPhone or iPhone Plus since 2014. It makes them less than desirable for application like VR, and less than competitive when it comes to spec comparisons. It does make them more energy efficient, though, given they still use LCD rather than OLED panels.
Our Dreams: Wireless Charging. Wireless Charging. Wireless Charging. Apple must come out with a TRUE wireless charging system. Not a “pad”, not a “station”, true wireless charging…and from a real world distance. Imagine a home, a business and your car having a remote wireless point where all your devices can be charged by up to 10'-20’ away. Your devices could almost always be fully charged/charging while in these zones. No more cords hanging everywhere. Our home is a tangles mess of chargers and cables everywhere. We have become a slave to constantly charging our iPads/tablets, phones etc. Apple: PLEASE use your billions on this. Thinner more elegant phones and tablets are fine, but don’t waste your manpower on these, give us wireless charging. And while you are it, invent far superior batteries. Imagine if you could do these two things how your stock would go through the roof AND you would be doing society a great favor. Far better batteries could change transportation and home energy usage as we know it.