Some iPhone 8 Features Could Be Disabled At Launch

Camille Francis
July 13, 2017

The report explains that Apple's team of engineers and designers working on the iPhone are operating with a "sense of panic in the air" as we near the device's unveil later this year... Fast Company's source believes Apple is using the Qi wireless standard, while components for the feature will be supplied by Broadcom Ltd.

Apple didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. Allegedly, the software that controls inductive charging is facing delays. It seems, however, that iOS 11.1, or whatever it may be, could be the bigger news this fall. They may even be delayed pending a subsequent software update, as happened past year with Portrait Mode in iPhone 7. A software patch may then enable wireless charging later.

He added that he was unsure if the delays were due to hardware or software problems when probed further, although he did agree with one of his followers who said they can't see it being a software problem.

In addition to the software concerns, AAPL faces challenges with the OLED display that's expected to be a key selling point for the iPhone 8. While November is still a reasonable release window, it is possible the device could be delayed into 2018.

That being said, the iPhone 8 won't be the only thing to look forward to. This would bring the device more in line with Samsung's Galaxy S8, now priced at £689. Everyone who wants a new iPhone now has one, basically, and the market for all types of smartphones is nearly saturated, according to Deutsche Bank analyst Sherri Scribner. This will nearly certainly have an effect on final prices. Samsung's activities will not go unnoticed however, as rumours suggest they are planning for an Exynos octa-core chip built using 10nm technology. A report by Fortune suggests that the #Tech Company has plans to introduce an organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display in its new #iPhone models.

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However, he remains one of Leicester's most important players, so it's to be expected they want as much as possible for him. Him coming out, we know where it stands, but ultimately he's contracted to the football club.

According to Fast Company, two of those features could be disabled at launch.

Speaking of prices, the iPhone 8 is rumored to cost more than $1,000 which could definitely hurt demand.

We're already aware that Apple's upcoming iPhone will be radically different.

Hosseini says that "recent checks confirms [sic] the recent media reports regarding Apple facing integration challenges with the OLED version of [iPhone 8]", and notes that those challenges pertain specifically to the integration of the fingerprint scanner into the display. There is no Home button present on the front and the bezels are barely visible. One of the biggest features - and hardest to engineer - is wireless charging, which reportedly could now be offered via a separate accessory case if not ready in time.

Seriously, though... with a price like that, the new iPhone better come with wireless capabilities, a wireless station, and a little blender ready to whip up frosé at the drop of a dime - but I digress.

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