iPhone 8 could become Apple's best selling phone ever, OLED screen and wireless charging to be key features

iPhone 8 could become Apple's best selling phone ever, OLED screen and wireless charging to be key features
2017 marks the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, and it could be a huge year for Apple in terms of sales, obviously thanks to the much anticipated iPhone 8

According to famous KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (known for his accurate predictions when it comes to all things Apple), iPhone suppliers are getting ready to produce between 120 and 150 million new handsets in the second half of fiscal year 2017 (for Apple, this means March - September 2017).

As previously reported, no less than three iPhone 8 models are expected to debut next year. Alongside direct successors to the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus (which should sport screens of 4.7 inches and 5.5 inches, respectively), a third model with a curved OLED screen of around 5.2 inches could hit the market in 2017. As mentioned yesterday, Apple is seemingly testing more than 10 iPhone 8 prototypes, and still has time to decided what models to release.

If Apple sells more than 120 million iPhone 8 units, this will become the company's best selling handset series to date, surpassing the iPhone 6 in popularity.

Ming-Chi Kuo notes that the high demand for iPhone 8 models will likely be driven by the new curved OLED screen, as well as by wireless charging. Interestingly, right now, it's said that only the 4.7-inch iPhone 8 may feature wireless charging (in addition to a "glass casing"). If a recent rumor is to be believed, Apple's wireless charging technology could be like no other out there, allowing the iPhone 8 to be charged even if it's up to 15 feet away from its transmitter. Of course, it remains to be seen if there's any truth to this.

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sources: MacRumors, AppleInsider

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47 Comments

3. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

The wireless charging tech sounds interesting if true. I couldn't care less for curved displays, but they do look nice so I guess if that sells phones then go for it.

10. Ticklemyfancy

Posts: 214; Member since: Oct 09, 2016

But I actually don't think that it'll be the best selling iPhone ever.

13. Papa_Ji

Posts: 859; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

Yes bro i also think so.....because S8 and Note 8 are going to big update , most probably Surface Phone is going to land in 2nd half of 2017 and Samsung may even launch foldable phone/tablet.... AND IF APPLE CONSIDER MANUFACTURING IPHONE IN USA THEN APPLE WILL FACE BIG BOYCOTT IN CHINA & INDIA....

19. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2451; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Why would they face a big boycott in China and India? Could it be because the people in those countries don't want to see their jobs go to other countries? Sounds like the pot calling the kettle black considering that's exactly how the average American feels, but you don't see us boycotting products. Also, China isn't Apple's main market. Europe and the Americas alone account for about 60-70% of iPhone sales.

4. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

Super amoled : samsung galaxy s1 2010 Wireless charging : samsung galaxy s6 2015 Funny ...

7. sgodsell

Posts: 7451; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I had wireless charging in the Samsung Galaxy S4 back in 2013. I had wireless charging in the S5 as well. Maybe you were new to Samsung with the S6.

54. civicsr2cool

Posts: 273; Member since: Oct 19, 2016

wireless charging in 2009. palm pre.

6. TheNeighbor

Posts: 370; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

LOL. It would certainly make it "the best iPhone we have ever made" speech.

46. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

didn't they always did that speech every year?

17. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

The world is waiting.....

29. patrioticwarrior

Posts: 134; Member since: Nov 09, 2016

you mean world is waiting to see outdated technology

24. Joosty

Posts: 482; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

iPhone Galaxy 8. "WE DO BLACK SCREENS BETTER" "CHARGE WITHOUT SITTING NEXT TO A WALL" This will be my first Sample device. I cant wait.

26. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

So basically add features from the S5/7? Waterproofing/OLED/Wireless Charging

41. flavius22

Posts: 218; Member since: Aug 23, 2015

That rumor with wireless charging from thin air though ^^ Guys you are ridiculous

48. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

apple's magic filling the air..

42. aljololzz

Posts: 85; Member since: Nov 07, 2016

lets see.. hhmmmmm

49. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

about that 15feet charging, I'll believe it when I see it... IMO it won't come next year or even year after that, since I never see any legit and detailed demonstration... some of it's problem that I can think is: 1. that thing is basically just spewing energy in all direction 2. thus, producing lot's of electromagnetic field and wasting electricity (it wont cause any radiation related health problem, since they can always push it down to pass FCC) 3. farther your device from that charger, the slower it will charge.. 4. and I mean, it's already slow even if it's near, because my point number 1

50. govind_dheda

Posts: 22; Member since: Aug 17, 2016

Apple iPhone 8 Will Break Previous Sales Record of iPhone 6, Wireless Charging for High-End and Low-End Models...themobileupdates.com/iphone/apple-iphone-​8-will-break-previous-sales-record-of-iphone-6-wir​eless-charging-for-high-end-and-low-end-models/

53. civicsr2cool

Posts: 273; Member since: Oct 19, 2016

Technologies that have been used for around 7 years now? INNOVATION

55. Jim147

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 25, 2018

try out

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