More Apple iPhone 8 details slip out

Apple is great at keeping its cards close to its chest in the run-up to a major product launch.

In fact, the level of secrecy can be downright frustrating, as we're all desperate to know what features its upcoming iPhone 8 will have on offer.

Of course, you'll have seen all the rumours, with various sources suggesting it has everything from a curved glass casing, a plastic OLED screen, wireless charging and a folding element.

But it seems that Wistron Corp, one of the companies involved in manufacturing the iPhone 8, didn't read the memo saying they were sworn to absolute secrecy.

Nikkei Asian Review reports that chief executive Robert Hwang was a little loose-lipped during a recent press conference following an annual shareholders meeting.

He is reported as saying: "Assembly process for the previous generations of [iPhones] have not changed much, though new features like waterproof and wireless charging now require some different testing, and waterproof function will alter the assembly process a bit."

So there you have it – apparent confirmation that the iPhone 8 will offer something wireless charging; something none of its predecessors have offered.

And we can also safely assume that the waterproof function will be superior to the water resistance offered by previous iterations of the device, given the way Mr Hwang is talking about it.

We already know from leaked images that Apple has removed the physical home button from the display, which gives the new iPhone a much greater screen-to-body ratio than earlier devices, and rumours also indicate the handset will come with a 3D front-facing camera.

At this point, it's hard to know what's true and what's not. One thing is for sure though – we can't wait for the official launch and all our questions to be definitely answered.

Written by Mazuma

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