New iPhone To Feature Wireless Charging, Facial Recognition, Confirms Foxconn Employee

This year in September, on the 10th year anniversary of unveiling the first iPhone, Apple will launch the iPhone X (could be called iPhone 8). But, there are still 3 more months to go and we have to wait that long to get the first glimpse of the latest iPhone. And as a human being, we can do anything but wait. Well, that’s why we rely on rumours and speculations to feed our curiosity. So far, numerous rumours are already doing rounds and here comes some other.

Today, the rumours have reached another height when few Foxconn employees claimed to possess insider information about the upcoming iPhones. On a Reddit thread, these sources revealed a lot of the upcoming iPhones. Yes, you read it right. Apple is not just launching the iPhone X, but iPhone 7s too. As per the report, the next iPhone will come with a more compact form-factor and reduced bezels around the display. There’s also mention of mounting the Touch ID under the screen, but the idea was later dropped due to inefficiency. Although they completely deny the possibility of rear-mounted Touch ID as seen in multiple renders. There’s also a possibility of Apple dropping the Touch ID altogether and incorporating the retina scanner enabling the facial recognition instead. However, considering the unreliability of facial recognition technology, it is highly unlikely for Apple to give its nod for this move.

Another big claim by the source is the iPhone X getting the support for wireless charging. There’s also news of Apple sticking to Lightning port instead of USB Type-C due to cost cutting. Unlike iPhone 7 Plus, this time the new iPhone will get vertically aligned dual camera setup. There’s also a possibility of front dual camera setup. Apart from iPhone X, the Cupertino giant will also unveil iPhone 7s which will sport an aluminium build instead of glass.

Well, there’s still a long way to go. So, we would suggest you take this information with a pinch of salt.

Narender Charan

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