Next month we would see the official new appearance and feature of iPhone 8 in Apple Fall Event. Before then, more and more leaks and tips had been exposed, and the latest to hit the web concern the device's wireless charging and face recognition capabilities.
First up are X-ray shots of the phone from Weibo(a chinese social network) and forwarded by the famous apple tipster Benjamin Geskin: they showed two iPhone templates, one with a TFT-LCD screen (probably iPhone 7S and iPhone 7S Plus), another one with a OLED screen (probably iPhone 8). In addition to the screen differences, the latter X - ray image also has a larger battery space.
These templates also have the space for a charging coil to support wireless charging, a feature we've heard plenty of rumors about and which is backed up by new images sent to 9to5Mac: they show a glass back for the iPhone 7S Plus that would enable wireless charging more easily than the usual metal finishes.
However, we are still unable to verify the authenticity of these picture,but it is certain that the picture is match up with what we've already heard about the 2017 iPhones so far. It seems that the time is right for Apple to embrace the wireless charging tech that we've seen before in numerous Android handsets.
Another feature that has been confirmed on the new iPhone 8 is face recognition, or Face ID. Apple site iHelp has done some digging into the firmware code for Apple's upcoming HomePod smart speaker to discover a reference to a "resting" state, suggesting you'll be able to unlock your iPhone with a glance even when it's sat down flat on a surface.
That matchs up with previous speculation that Apple is building a laser-powered facial recognition system that beats anything currently on the market. Again, it's not a completely new rumor, but it adds to the dossiers we already have on the upcoming iPhones. Apple may not have too many surprises to reveal this time next month.