iPhone 8 & iPhone 7s leaks hit headlines
By : Mark Milligan /
Prior to launch, every iPhone has been the subject of wild speculation, imaginative designs and potential leaks from the closed citadels of Apple's basement tech labs.
The iPhone 8 is no exception, and already the rumours of its design and functionality are bouncing around the press headlines like a space hopper.
According to the publisher Mac Otakara, the iPhone 8 will finally feature integrated wireless charging after playing catchup with many of Apples competitors. Whether the same functionality for the iPhone 7s /7s Plus as announced by Forbes magazine will transpire is still open to debate.
Mac Otakara also says that an iPhone 7s and 7s Plus will be lacking the Lightning to 3.5mm headphone jack adaptor that comes with the iPhone 7/7 Plus and no Lightning to USB Type-C adaptor either.
Many have argued that the iPhone 7 was a disappointment, when expectations are set so high with Apple, its understandable to see why we are expecting so much from the follow up models to wet our appetites. But with functionality for the 7s and 7s Plus being stripped away, it seems that the iPhone 8 is the only device that we are pinning our hopes on to deliver the game changer we are still waiting on from Apple.
The iPhone 8 (also dubbed the "iPhone X" by some publishers), is expected to have a radical redesign to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the original iPhone and could be much more than a simple hardware upgrade, with the upcoming smartphone set to debut a number of new technologies.
Already concept designs are appearing on tech sites and mainstream news that includes a dual-curved OLED display, all-glass design, and no physical Home Button. Suggestions that augmented reality and VR goggles like Google Cardboard will also play a big part have been rampant since Tim Cook hinted that AR is ‘a big idea like the smartphone’.