The CEO of Wistron, responsible for installing the upcoming iPhone, has betrayed (rather inadvertently) two novelties we can expect onboard this year's Apple smartphones.
Not only this year, Foxconn will be responsible for making iPhones. Wistron will also play a significant role. Robert Hwang, the chairman of the company, told reporters after the company's annual shareholders meeting that the assembly process for this year's iPhone has not changed significantly . At the same time, he added, new features such as waterproof and wireless charging require slightly different testing and customization. I believe that Wistron CEO has unintentionally disclosed this information. Nevertheless , this is not a surprise for us , because it has been speculated for a few months already. But now we have the certainty that wireless charging will hit the iPhone for the first time. Moreover, in the case of improved watertightness, it has long been said that the iPhone will be IP68 (currently IP67). It is not surprising that such changes require the company to carry out slightly different tests for folded smartphones. It is also worth adding that the described features have been used by competing manufacturers for a long time. According to analysts, Wistron will only be responsible for some of the 5.5-inch iPhone that will debut this year. Consequently , it is concluded that improved waterproof and wireless charging will debut on the iPhone 7S Plus. It is easy to guess that new features should also appear on the smaller model and even more on board the expected iPhone 8. Source: Nikkei