While it can be easily speculated that the 3D camera aims to entice the market with premium quality selfies, the shooter upgrade is also believed to pave the way for more exciting iPhone 8 features.
The cable that comes with the new iPhones will feature a Lightning connector on one end and a Type-C connector on the other.
Adopting it would allow iPhones to charge much faster, experts have suggested. So chances are the Lightning connector will not be there.
Apple's upcoming iPhone, expected to launch in September, could charge faster than previous models, according to a new analyst report. Only the latter version will feature the anticipated OLED display. Apple will dump the LCD panels present in iPhone 7, for the new flagship models.
The current Lightning connector that was introduced with the iPhone 5 will use power management technology from Texas Instruments Inc.
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The WSJ suggests that the new device will have a 'USB-C port for the power cord and other peripheral devices instead of the company's original Lightning connector'. That means we won't get the benefits of USB-C, which offers faster data transfer speeds than Lightning in some cases. Today, respected KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo told MacRumors Apple will not discontinue the Lightning port, putting the USB-C rumours to rest.
Apple faced outrage a year ago after dropping the headphone cable on iPhone 7 - but users have largely adapted to the change. So, naturally, we assumed Apple might ditch its Lightning connector for USB-C.
"We believe all three new iPhones launching in 2H17 will support fast charging by the adoption of Type-C Power Delivery technology (while still retaining the Lightning port)", Kuo said in a new research note.
With an Edge to Edge display, the iPhone 8 will be similar in size like the 4.7 inch iPhone.
As far as iPhone 8 release date is concerned, the smartphone along with the iPhone 7s and 7s Plus, is expected to be unveiled later this year. The iPhone 6 and iPhone 7 adopted the industry standards.