iPhone 8 to support USB Power Delivery for fast charging

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iPhone 8 is one of the most anticipated smartphones this year. Apple is expected to launch a special iPhone in 2017 to celebrate ten years of iPhone with an overhauled design and compelling features. Apple has long been rumored to launch three iPhone models at its annual September event including an OLED-equipped premium model, and two standard 4.7 inch and 5.5 inch models.

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According to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, best known for giving his accurate forecasts when it comes to Apple products, all the three iPhone 8 models will come with a Lighting connector, but all of them will support USB Power Delivery for fast charging.

Kuo also says that with support for fast charging, the iPhone 8 charger will feature a USB-C port at one end. Besides, Cupertino-based Company is also looking for supplier of its chip for USB-PD support.

According to reports, Apple is planning to use USB-C port on the next generation iPhone 8, but many found these reports to be somewhat incorrect, so the move of using the Lighting port while supporting USB Power Delivery for fast charging seems to be possible this year. Ming-Chi-Kuo also says that the premium iPhone 8 with OLED display will feature 2-cell L-shaped battery, promising to offer faster charging than its two standard iPhone models.

Last year, Apple introduced iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, but both devices were criticized for its lack of fast charging technology that can be found on Android-based smartphones. Besides, sources say that all three iPhone 8 models will feature long-range wireless charging.

iPhone 8 has been rumored to feature an edge-to-edge display. Besides, Touch ID and the camera will be embedded directly into the display. Noticeably, Apple is believed to move away from its current aluminum used in the current iPhone models, instead re-adopting glass body that was once a fan favorite since the days of iPhone 4.

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