iPhone 7S Leak Suggests The 'S' May Feature Major Updates Including New Glass Backs For Wireless Charging

1 May 2017, 12:59 pm EDT By Vinay Patel Mobile & Apps

Amidst the skyrocketing hype surrounding Apple's new iPhone, latest rumors doing rounds online suggest there will be three different models of the coveted phone hitting the store shelves this year.

Aside from the radically overhauled iPhone 8, Apple is rumored to be hard at works on revamped iPhone 7s and 7s Plus models. The purported "S" model is expected to boast an array of never before seen hardware updates. While the "S" devices are likely to be housed in reused iPhones form factor, the iPhone 7s and 7s Plus may flaunt new glass backs in order to facilitate wireless charging.

That being said, iPhone fanatics haven't really been clamoring for the iPhone 7s and 7s Plus smartphone, instead, they have restlessly been waiting to get their hands on iPhone 8. Although nothing is set in stone yet, a report from BGR claims the iPhone 8 will indeed sport a brand spanking new design.

The publication cites reliable sources that point to the inclusion of 2.5D glass on the front as well as on the black with a stainless steel mid-frame lodged between them. The front will sport a new OLED display with a considerably improved screen-to-body ratio.

If this comes to fruition, the iPhone will acquire similarity with Android's flagship handsets. Moreover, the numbers divulged by the supply chain rubber stamps Apple's success with the true-to-life screen technology; however, Forbes contributor Brooke Crothers point to a hidden twist in the figures.

According to the report, Apple's deviation to the OLED iPhone is so huge that recently Morgan Stanley raised its projection of the displays used on the aforesaid phone by a staggering 2X; however, the delays are also predicted. In other words, half of the upcoming iPhone model mix could feature OLED.

With an expected (second quarter of 2017) total iPhone manufacturing plan of about 100 to 110 million, it is safe to say OLED could be around 50 percent mix. This is a huge jump from previously assumed 33 percent. Delays are expected as 9To5Mac reports that iPhone 8 mass production might be pushed either to October or November due to key component upgrades leading to supply hold-up.

While multiple sources predict Apple will eventually roll out more iPhones, it remains to be seen how soon that will happen. Stay tuned in here for more iPhone 7s, 7s Plus and iPhone 8-related news and updates!

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