A newly leaked photo that supposedly shows the insides of Apple’s
upcoming iPhone 8 is bolstering rumors that the new device will
come with wireless charging and a longer-lasting battery. 

Posted on Chinese social media site
Weibo
 by a purported employee of Foxconn, the company
that builds iPhones for Apple, the photo shows a diagram alleged
to be the internal design of the new gadget. In the middle of
the diagram is a large circular black shape that
resembles a wireless charging module. There also appears to
be a large L-shaped space where the iPhone 8’s battery could
fit. 


foxconn iphone 8 wireless charging leak
Weibo

Adding credibility to the leaked photo is that it’s for
a product codenamed “Ferrari.” That’s the same codename that
was used to designate the iPhone 8 in manufacturing documents
that were leaked in
December. 

The diagram’s revelations echo earlier rumors and reports. A
photo posted on
Slashleaks
 last month supposedly showed the wireless
charging module that will be used in the iPhone
8. Meanwhile, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suggested
in a report in February that the iPhone 8 will have an L-shaped
battery.

Assuming the reports and photos are accurate, the iPhone 8 would
be the first Apple smartphone to support wireless charging.
It would also be the first to have an L-shaped battery;
smartphone batteries typically are rectangular. 

Apple was able to create the extra space for the L-shaped
battery by using “stacked” logic board, according to Kuo.
The logic board is where most of the chips and other electronics
for smartphones are found. On a stacked board, chips and other
electronics are installed closer together than on a
standard logic board. Making the board smaller and more
compact allows more space for other components. 

As always with rumors and leaks, you should remain skeptical of
this one until Apple reveals the iPhone 8. The company is
expected to announce its upcoming iPhones in September.

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