2017 iPhones rumored to have fast charging, tap to wake feature exclusive to the iPhone 8?

2017 iPhones rumored to have fast charging, tap to wake feature exclusive to the iPhone 8?
So, some wild rumors are stating that we might be seeing not two, but three new iPhone models introduced this year — the expected iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus, and a mysterious, super-premium iPhone 8 (codename Ferrari). The “s” models are, reportedly, a slightly upgraded variant of the current iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, stuck in the same from factor that we've grown accustomed to over the past 2.5 years. The iPhone 8, however, now this one is at the center of a lot of crazy rumors.

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!

source: Forbes

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82 Comments

1. fyah_king unregistered

Whoa!! That's very innovattive!!! They are very courageous.

12. cheetah2k

Posts: 2256; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Oh god! Tap to wake!! lets all loose our schizzle over 3 year old tech! whoooohoooooo ROFLMAO

26. sissy246

Posts: 7111; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

I was thinking it is older then that. Even cheap LG phones have tap to wake.

51. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Nokia N9 introduced tap to wake up back in 2011. But i guess Apple was waiting 6 years to improve it before (maybe) releasing it.....

76. SmartPhoneMobiles

Posts: 187; Member since: Oct 16, 2016

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

77. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"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!

18. gigicoaste

Posts: 456; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

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.

28. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Sarcasm at it's best ^^ All jokes aside, Apple is copying LG's KnockOn... literally.

48. monoke

Posts: 1161; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Nokia n9.

55. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Could you use a serie of tap to unlock device on nokia N9 or just double tap to wake? I can tap in different patern to unlock my lg g5.

37. JC557

Posts: 1919; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

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.

56. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

I seen iphone lose there charge around 1 year mark.. work in cellphone industry doing B2B..

69. krystian

Posts: 423; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

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.

2. ianbbaa

Posts: 332; Member since: Mar 20, 2013

We all iPhone fans lowe features that we will get even later that others have.

3. frankg

Posts: 173; Member since: May 14, 2014

It took innovation and courage!

13. cheetah2k

Posts: 2256; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

...to create Android...

4. suavemezie

Posts: 95; Member since: Jun 21, 2012

who is copying who now?

17. sissy246

Posts: 7111; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

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.

21. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

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.

43. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

That's a reasonable statement. I only wish we'd heard something nearly as reasonable over Samsung using the word "pay," which is much, much less egregious. But, double standards and all that.

5. wando77

Posts: 1168; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

iPhonearena building up hype for the next iPhone by talking about it getting old android features..... You couldn't make this s*** up

16. Konah

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 07, 2012

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.

19. mahima

Posts: 729; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

even older 1020 has it, let alone 529

20. mahima

Posts: 729; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

even older 1020 has it, let alone 520

57. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

in fact nokia n9 had it back in symbian day lol

82. monoke

Posts: 1161; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

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.

22. uzimafioso

Posts: 469; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

Lol I've never felt the need ever since i left my M8. Moto's notification is way more convenient.

6. kenny17430

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 04, 2017

what about Iphone 7S ? don't go too fast giving rumors about the Iphone 8

7. galaxy-gear

Posts: 119; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

Good morning, apple backward

8. shield

Posts: 837; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

Ha ha in 2017 fast charging.

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