iPhone fans all over the world are looking forward to the iPhone 8 release in September 2017. Apple has already revealed some of the ideas that will be realized in a new model. Thus, the phone is expected to have an edge-to-edge OLED display with the front-facing camera and Home button — including the Touch ID fingerprint sensor — integrated into the screen itself.
Apple talks also about a glass body instead of the aluminum housing. The information leaked earlier this month that the iPhone 8 will come in three models: one curved 5.8-inch OLED model and two TFT-LCD models consisting of 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch variants.
Forbes informs about a couple of new leaks proving that Apple has more tricks up its sleeve to make the iPhone 8 stand out from the competition.
Dual Optical Image Stabilization
Ming-Chi Kuo, a reputable analyst at KGI Securities, believes the new dual-camera iPhone models will have dual optical image stabilization (OIS).
One of the two camera systems uses the same 12-megapixel wide-angle camera on the iPhone 7. Apple has also developed a 12-megapixel telephoto camera system that enables a higher-quality zoom from farther away. The wide-angle lens on the iPhone 7 Plus supports optical image stabilization, but the telephoto camera system does not.
Reportedly, Apple is redesigning the telephoto lens used for the optical zoom emulation capabilities. Company’s supplier Largan Precision is expected to be the exclusive provider of 6P and telephoto lenses for the new iPhones.
“We believe Apple will add OIS function to the telephoto CCM in order to enhance the selling points of next year’s new iPhone. We think photo quality and optical zoom range may both improve as a result. We expect the telephoto lens will be redesigned to support OIS in the telephoto CCM, with challenges likely coming from: (1) the need to increase the image circle of the telephoto lens, which will lead to longer calibration time and a more complex assembly processes; and (2) a redesign of the telephoto lens, as an increased image circle will result in degraded photo quality around the corners,” said Kuo.
Wireless Charging From A Distance
According to Nikkei, Hon Hai Precision Industry (Foxconn) was involved in the development of wireless charging modules for the iPhone 8. The news alone is not an innovation as Android devices have supported wireless charging for years. However, Apple is expected to use the technology in a unique way.
The iPhone 8 will be chargeable from a distance of up to 15 feet from a plugged-in transmitter via an embedded receiver capable of supporting the wireless charging feature. Thus, users will not be tied to an outlet while using the iPhone 8.
We still have less than a year till the iPhone 8 release so there is much time to get new details about the new features Apple will add to the phone.