2017 iPhones rumored to have fast charging, tap to wake feature exclusive to the iPhone 8?
by Preslav Kateliev / Jan 04, 2017, 6:34 AM
From under-the-glass fingerprint scanner to a full display body, a curved AMOLED display, wireless charging, so on and so forth — the rumor mill is really having at it with the mysterious new iPhone. Here, we have two more suggestions on what features the “Ferrari” might have.
Allegedly coming from leakster @SonnyDickson's mouth, the first report states that Apple will finally be adding fast charging to its devices. This is a feature sorely missed on iPhones, especially on the Plus variants. Most — if not all — competing devices are able to fill their batteries in about 90 minutes, while Apple's handsets still take well over 2 hours. Not a problem if you are a nightstand charge type of person, but a bit annoying when you need a quick juice up in the middle of the day.
Now, no details on how exactly the fast charging would work — whether it would be straightforward "more voltage, faster charge" like Qualcomm's Quick Charge, or a tricky alternative, like the OnePlus Dash Charge.
The second feature, reported by the leakster, is the presence of a "tap to wake" feature. However, it will, allegedly, only be present on the iPhone 8. Whether this has something to do with the AMOLED panel and the way that Apple intends to implement "tap to wake", or just an attempt to make the device more "premium" than the 7s models, we can't say. We'll just be sitting here, handing out grains of salt to go with those rumors.
Whatever the case, we are still 9 months away from the official unveiling. There's lots more rumoring to come!
Whoa!! That's very innovattive!!! They are very courageous.
posted on Jan 04, 2017, 6:38 AM 23
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Oh god! Tap to wake!! lets all loose our schizzle over 3 year old tech! whoooohoooooo ROFLMAO
posted on Jan 04, 2017, 7:40 AM 21
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The problem is when it releases on android nobody is bothering.. But when old tech is released on ipone , everybody like; waaaaa... Nnooo sht OMGFG ShT nooo really ? Amaaaziing yaaayyy jeeezz ... Hey android users ,look at this cool feature.. what u think siiick n? Android user : tragic look and ; mmm
posted on Jan 04, 2017, 5:49 PM 3
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"The problem is when it releaseson android nobody is bothering.." That isn't true... Tap to Wake has been implemented by pretty much all Android OEM out there. And after LG's KnockOn in the G2 was acclaimed by tech reviewers, the feature became even more widespread!
posted on Jan 04, 2017, 9:43 PM 0
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you will see how it will be presented, like a fantastic innovation: "And for the first time (because he will talk about first time on a Iphone) we bring the most innovative and unique technology.." bla bla bla.. and the crowd "Waaaaaaa (cheering),(whistles),(clapping)" all the blogs will talk about that full year, PA will have subject for the next 2 years!! Joy and happiness everywhere.
posted on Jan 04, 2017, 8:16 AM 21
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Seriously. Finally have fast charging despite everyone else having it years ago and their current charge times aren't even acceptable considering the size of their batteries. Don't tell me it's to give the battery better longevity as I've seen iphones lose their charge around the 1.5 year mark.
posted on Jan 04, 2017, 9:50 AM 4
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It's actually quite smart from a marketing perspective. Some(not all) Apple fans already believe they are part of an elite group of a higher class that can afford such products. But create an even ultra higher class so that not only do you think you're better than all other smartphone users, you are also unique in the apple user base. Then others will have to get them because they can't be out done.
posted on Jan 04, 2017, 2:52 PM 0
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who is copying who now?
posted on Jan 04, 2017, 6:43 AM 13
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LOL Where is all the apple fans saying Apple does not copy now. LOL they all copy, just like car makers. Things would be pretty boring if they didn't.
posted on Jan 04, 2017, 7:56 AM 2
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Yes, these two items are copies from Android phones. I have both, but my iPhone 7 plus is my primary phone. The one feature that gets me every time is tap to wake. When I go back to my IPhone after using my Android, I find myself tapping the screen on my iPhone to wake it. This will be a welcome feature for sure. With all that said, it's kind of hard not to copy each other a this point of the smartphone game. There is very little left to change or add on a thin piece of slab.
posted on Jan 04, 2017, 8:34 AM 2
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iPhonearena building up hype for the next iPhone by talking about it getting old android features..... You couldn't make this s*** up
posted on Jan 04, 2017, 6:49 AM 18
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Not only Android features...even my 3 year old Nokia Lumia 930 has "tap to wake"... And yes,it's the boring,dull,app-lacking ecosystem of Windows Mobile.
posted on Jan 04, 2017, 7:52 AM 4
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It was Meego os. To me, double tap was truly awesome feature when it debut.. Now that capacitive keys and home buttons will be thing of the past, double tap wake will just be a natural gesture and more relevant.
posted on Jan 05, 2017, 8:56 PM 0
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