New Leaks Show How Apple Is Seriously Upgrading the iPhone 7
The iPhone 8 isn't the only new tech Apple will debut.
BY Sarah Rense | Aug 8, 2017 | Technology
The tech world is gearing up for September when Apple is expected to unveil its newest product, the so-called "iPhone 8." This thing's probably going to be an impressive piece of gadgetry, what with the rumours of infra-red tech, glass front, and wireless charging. But Apple isn't abandoning its iPhone 7. At product launch in September, it will likely introduce the "iPhone 7s" and "iPhone 7s Plus" to join the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. And right on schedule, new leaks are giving us an idea of what those phones will look like.
Apple tipster Sonny Dickson leaked images to 9to5Mac that show a 7s Plus dummy model with a glass back, instead of aluminium, which seems to indicate the phones will have inductive charging, i.e. wireless charging with a charging pad—no more Lightning cable required. Besides making wireless charging easier, the glass back allows for stronger signal reception.
Unfortunately, reports indicate the wireless charging might not be ready until after the iPhone 7s models are available to consumers, meaning you'd have to wait for future updates to ditch the charging cord. But fortunately, the new models are expected to cost the same as previous models—between $650 and $780—which is a hell of a lot less than the rumoured $1,000 iPhone 8.