iPhone 8, could come with both wireless charging and OLED technology

The next Apple handset, believed to be known as the iPhone 8, could come with both wireless charging and a new display based on organic light-emitting diode (OLED) technology, the Nikkei is reporting. Both features were rumored for this year’s iPhone 7 but never came to fruition. Apple’s iPhone 7 requires a cord to be charged, and it has a liquid crystal display (LCD) instead of the newer, more vibrant OLED technology.
Tai Jeng-wu, president of Sharp, which makes OLED panels, was speaking to students at Tatung University this week and said the iPhone is moving to OLED panels, according to the Nikkei. Tai didn’t say if his company would be manufacturing OLED panels for the iPhone.
Offering an OLED screen would be an improvement for the iPhone, allowing it to offer customers a brighter display.
Also the prospect of wireless charging could also prove appealing. Several Android-based competitors come with the ability for users to wirelessly charge their smartphones by placing them on a conductive pad.
For its part, Apple has remained silent on its plans for the future and hasn’t even hinted that a new iPhone will be released in 2017.

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