With the much anticipated iPhone 8 being prepped to hit stores soon, I wanted to give an update on the projected launch date and my thoughts on the upcoming technological marvel. Apple has been forced to push the release date back at least October and possibly November, as they cited supply chain issues as the culprit. With much of their parts manufactured in China, some difficulty with the OLED panels has caused for production to be pushed back and in turn caused the release date to be pushed back as well.
With that being said, the new phone has been reported to have a few new innovations that would really entice users. The first of those is wireless charging which is something that has been very exciting for users since the new headphone adaptor was introduced on the iPhone 7. Wireless charging would allow for users to charge their phone up to 15 feet from the charger which would enable users to be a relative distance away from their charger and still listen to music through their headphones while with the 7 you were unable to do so without a pair of wireless headphones.
Apple also considered the possibility of “The Ultimate Accessory Connector”. This is what they had to say on the topic:
“Apple is also said to be working on another major innovation for the iPhone 8, with an entirely new type of connector set to appear in the iconic smartphone. The Ultimate Accessory Connector delivers an eight-pin connection, smaller and thinner than either USB-C or Lightning ports. The precise specifications and advantages of Ultimate Accessory connection are not known as of yet, but it will be interesting to see whether this indeed features in the iPhone 8, even if we may have to wait a little longer than usual in order to get our hands on this device”.
It looks like Apple is doing some very big things with the newest iPhone and it will be interesting to see how much of what they’ve proposed actually comes to fruition.