This is it! Apple iPhone 8 design leaked in McDonald's promotional email

Joanna Estrada
August 19, 2017

First posted on Weibo, the following images show the purported component that will enable wireless charging on all of Apple's next-generation iPhones. The iPhone 8 and iPhone 7s duo are all rumored to support wireless charging, and a new component leak seems to confirm those reports. However, Apple Insider claims that the components in the leaked images are too big to fit inside an iPhone device.

However, assuming this is Apple wireless charging hardware, it may reveal the inside of the charging pad that will be available for the iPhone 8. Instead, these are likely to be the wireless charging pads themselves.

The images from Weibo were first reported by 9to5Mac. As the Cupertino-based tech giant remains mum about the device's specs, the latest leaked render of the iPhone 8 further strengthens the tech enthusiasts' claim of the handset's wireless charging technology. While Apple has not revealed whether this feature will be included in the iPhone 8, the rumor mill has been buzzing about it since the previous year and with these images as an additional indication, it seems more probable that the device will come with the feature. The launch of the Apple iPhone 8 along with the 7s and the 7s Plus is expected to take place at yearly special event in September.

This goes hand-in-hand with an Apple patent from April which explains the mechanism of delivering power to the iPhone using 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands - similar to ones used by Wi-Fi routers for delivering Wi-Fi signals to devices.

"Apple is an active member of many standards development organizations, as both a leader and contributor".

The same report also hints that Apple may not enable wireless charging initially.

Apple will also reportedly use OLED screen technology in the iPhone 8, and is trying to get a fingerprint sensor baked directly into the screen to work.

Glass isn't as durable as metal, but it does allow device makers to add wireless charging capabilities to their devices.

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