KGI: All iPhone 8 Models To Feature Wireless Charging & OLED, Will Beat iPhone 6 Sales Record
According to KGI Securities, all of Apple’s iPhone 8 models will feature truly wireless charging tech, OLED displays, and glass body.
According to the same source, Apple could be in line for unprecedented sales success as well with the launch of next year’s iPhone. The latest report estimates that demand for Apple’s next-generation iPhone will surpass the successes of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, with the company expecting Apple to shift around the 150 million units mark before the close of the next calendar year. If accurate, that would firmly put the iPhone 8 as the best-selling iPhone to date.
One of the main reasons for this expected success is down to the belief that Apple will penetrate the smartphone market with three new iPhone models next year.
The first new model, which is speculated to be the device that represents the major overhaul, is expected to reinvent Apple’s iPhone proposition and will include curved OLED display technology for the first time in the company’s smartphone history. That device is expected to be the one that appeals to the high-end market, and likely the one that will encourage iPhone 6 or iPhone 6s owners to eventually move away from that hardware with an upgrade.
The other two models are expected to be iterative upgrades to what Apple already offers with the 4.7-inch iPhone 7 and 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus, though it’s likely that both devices will incorporate some major design changes, such as the inclusion of an non-curved OLED display, as well as a potential visual overhaul.
One interesting thing, which will definitely appeal to consumers, is that all three new models are expected to ship with truly wireless charging and a redesigned all-glass chassis that will house the new technology in a beautiful external envelope.
It looks as though the success of next year’s iPhone could be truly driven by the fact that Apple is looking to integrate most features across all models, rather than keeping the cutting-edge technology for the top-end model, as was the case with the iSight-Duo camera in this year’s iPhone 7 Plus.
This means both those upgrading to the top-end ‘iPhone 8’, as well as those looking to save a little money by grabbing the bottom-end 4.7-inch device will be able to experience the latest iPhone tech across the board.