Apple’s upcoming iPhone, iPhone 7s Plus will support wireless charging and will be “waterproof”, according to Japanese website Nikkei Asian Review.
According to Nikkei, Wistron CEO Robert Hwang revealed the details during a recent shareholders’ meeting. “Assembly process for the previous generations 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,” Hwang told reporters, according to Nikkei, referring to the new iPhones.
Further the report noted that according to Jeff Pu of Yuanta Investment Consulting and Arthur Liao of Furbon Securities, Wistron is splitting orders for upcoming 5.5-inch iPhone with flat displays with Apple’s manufacturing partner Foxconn (Hon Hai). The Cupertino tech company is widely expected to introduce three new iPhone this fall- iPhone 7s, iPhone 7s Plus and the premium tenth-Anniversary model, dubbed as iPhone 8 or iPhone X. The new flagship from Apple is said to be most ‘technology advanced’ and offer a larger screen in comparison to the current models- iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Besides, rumours in the past have suggested that Apple’s tenth anniversary iPhone will come with an edge-to-edge display, TouchID fingerprint sensor will be embedded in the display. The new device is said to ditch the ‘traditional’ home button. The phone is also expected to sport glass frame, A11 processor, 5.8-inch OLED display and support wireless charging. The iPhone 8 is tipped to feature a vertical dual camera setup with LED flash placed in between the two camera sensors. The phone is also expected to come with augmented reality features and 3D imaging support.
Coming to the report, Hwang as per Nikkei report mentioned that Wistron’s India facility is currently making a small number of handsets for Apple. According to Nikkei, the CEO didn’t reveal specific numbers but said that he expects that Wistron’s overall smartphone business in India to break even next year. While Apple has been dealing with the Indian government with negotiations to bring iPhone manufacturing to the country, several demands and concessions proposed by the company were rejected by the government.