IPhone 8's wireless charger has slower charge rate compared to other devices

According to a Bloomberg report, Apple is eliminating the home button so a larger screen can be inserted onto one of the next iPhone versions. Instead of a home button, users will perform actions using on-screen gesture controls involving a sort of dock of icons.

In other news, Apple and #Accenture (a management consulting company) recently announced that they will team up to build better business applications for iOS.

Gurman, who obtained the information from images of the phone and insight from unidentified sources, says that Apple is indeed prepping three new iPhones for this year, including the iPhone 8. According to a report from CNBC [VIDEO], the company is hosting an event on September 12. But when is the release date for the company's 10th anniversary iPhone?

Analysts suggested earlier this year that the phone would have a "revolutionary" front-facing camera.


I don't think Apple could get away with marketing the 6.46-inch model under the same branding that this year's premium iPhone will get if it doesn't add killer features to the device. That means having a way to slide the display halfway down-currently achieved by double-tapping the home button-is more important than ever. Rumors also point to wireless charging as a potential feature addition.

The world is still reeling from Apple's decision to snip the headphone port off iPhone 7 - but a bigger change could be incoming. The power button on the right side is physically longer to make it easier to press. Users will be able to swipe the software bar up onto the screen and navigate between apps using their fingers.

While a $1000 smartphone might sound a bit too expensive, it actually isn't when put in comparison with Samsung's latest premium Galaxy Note 8 which costs $930. That status bar would also change based on the current task, since space is more limited. Revenue in the company's Services unit-which includes AppleCare, Apple Pay, and Apple Music-reached $7.3 billion, a quarterly record and up 22% from the year-ago quarter. With a crisper screen that takes up almost the entire front, Apple has tested the complete removal of the home button - even a digital one - in favor of new gesture controls for tasks like going to the main app grid and opening multitasking, according to the people and the images.

What's looking increasingly certain is that the expensive, top-of-the-line model is going to really cost you - with American analysts predicting it could cost more than $1,000.


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