Apple Weighs Chinese Supplier for Next-Gen iPhone Screens

But what few people are talking about is how the new iPhone, whatever its final name turns out to be, will compare with the also new Samsung Galaxy S8, which will be Samsung's latest offering when it ships in late April.

Of course, the iPhone 7 is hardly stale underneath the hood, but a strong case can be made that iPhone owners are desperately hoping for a brand new redesign. In its most basic form, the feature could be used to do simple things like pointing the iPhone at an object and the phone displaying interesting bits of information regarding the thing that is being pointed at.

Since the 5.8-inch model is expected to adopt an OLED panel, the smartphone's price is estimated at more than US$1,000. Offering a bigger battery in a smaller frame allows Apple to offer more battery life in its handset without sacrificing size-a common tradeoff when companies want to bundle a bigger battery in their devices. In fact, he has also gone on record and said that Apple could release a pair of augmented reality enabled smart glasses by 2018.

The 10th-anniversary edition of the Apple iPhone 8 has sparked many rumours including one that hints that the iPhone 8 will support wireless charging.

Set it down, charge it up: This has been a persistent item on the iPhone owner wishlist, particularly as Apple competitors such as Samsung have added it to their phones. According to Kuo, the Cupertino giant will modify iPhone 8's design to incorporate a larger battery. Much of the revenue that Apple makes comes on the back of the iPhone, even though that revenue has been down.

Samsung was tasked with shipping Apple 100 million OLED displays late previous year, South Korean newspaper The Investor reported today. However, LG Display is now reportedly expanding its manufacturing operations with the goal of catering to Apple, recent reports indicate. Here's a look at what experts expect to see.

The long wait, combined with this year marking the iPhone's tenth anniversary, has only raised expectations that Apple is about to significantly overhaul its smartphone and reignite demand.

Wireless charging is coming this fall.

  • Zachary Reyes