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2 Big disappointments for iPhone 8 fans

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2 Big disappointments for iPhone 8 fans 
As we all are aware that iPhone 8 or iPhone X what you call it, is going to be one of the biggest launches of 2017. As many leaks and reports suggest that iPhone 8 is going to get overdue design revamp and many more features.

In the recent the recent report we found two disappointments for the Apple fans who are waiting for iPhone 8.
Disappointment No 1: Curved OLED Displays

This one will hurt those who had their heart set on Apple catching up to Samsung’s popular ‘Edge’ smartphone designs. According to research firm TrendForce:

“Apple will not implement the curved display design for the high-end iPhone because there are issues with the 3D glass in terms of production yield and drop test results. Thus, the next high-end iPhone is expected to have the same 2.5D glass for display cover as the current models.”

For my money, the biggest blow here is to marketing. Curved/Edge displays look brilliant in marketing shots, but in practice can be fiddly and register a lot of accidental touches to the sides of the screen. Certainly, that has been my experience with Galaxy Edge phones up to now.

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As for why Apple can’t get the yields it needs, that’s because - despite Galaxies being their closest commercial competitor - iPhones still ship in far greater numbers and with Samsung making giving all its premium phones Edge displays this year (plus a number of Chinese smartphone makers), I suspect the supply chain simply can’t handle Apple stepping in as well.

Disappointment No 2

The second potential blow comes via financial services firm Cowen and Company, which says the long-range wireless is now off the table for the iPhone 8.

In a research note obtained by AppleInsider, Cowen and Company say Apple is instead going to base its wireless charging on the more conventional contact-based Qi or Air fuel wireless charging standards - as seen in rival phones (again including Samsung’s Galaxy S and Note ranges) for some time. This also follows on from Apple’s decision to recently become a member of the Wireless Power Consortium, the body behind the Qi standard.

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For those still hopeful that a long range wireless charging Hail Mary is still possible, there have been several mysterious Apple devices that have gone through FCC testing in recent months. Some think they could be long range wireless charging add-ons (via Apple’s deal with Energous), but the smart money is on these devices being a new model of Apple TV.

Ultimately long range wireless charging will inevitably come at some point, but all the signs suggest that will not be in 2017.

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