iPhone 8 release date, specs: Upcoming Apple flagship to have wireless charging feature?

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The iPhone 7 is just two months old, yet many Apple fans are already scouring the internet for any news about the company’s 2017 flagship device, the iPhone 8. It is expected that the Cupertino-based tech company will go all-out with the upcoming device, as the iPhone will be celebrating its 10th anniversary next year. Several rumors about the smartphone have emerged over the past few weeks, and latest reports indicate that the iPhone 8 will have a wireless charging feature.

A phone with wireless charging capabilities is hardly a new concept, as recent Android devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge have this feature. The Google Nexus 4, 5, 6, and 7 handsets also have support for wireless charging, as well as the Microsoft Lumia 920, Lumia 928, and Lumia 1520.

But according to Phone Arena, it is Apple’s execution of this feature on the iPhone 8 that will make it stand out among the aforementioned handsets. Traditional wireless charging methods require users to place the phone on a wireless charging station or pad, but Apple is apparently looking to make wireless charging truly wireless.

The tech giant is said to be considering the addition of a module which will connect the iPhone 8 to a transmitter that gets plugged into a wall outlet. This will reportedly allow the smartphone to charge as long as it is within 15 feet of the transmitter. If the rumors are accurate, then the upcoming flagship will be the first to have this feature in the highly competitive smartphone arena.

Apart from having a wireless feature, the iPhone 8 is rumored to have an edge-to-edge display and a bezel-less design. It is also claimed to shift from its usual IPS LCD display to an OLED screen. It is expected that the iPhone 8 will be launched in September 2017 along with the iPhone 8 Plus.

Stay tuned for more news about the iPhone 8.